26th and Kilbourn apartment fire; Red Cross offers assistance

Apartment fire near 26th and Kilbourn, Milwaukee

The American Red Cross opened a disaster relief shelter at Redeemer Lutheran Church for people displaced Tuesday night, Aug. 30 by a fire at a multi-unit building near 26th and Kilbourn. 

Approximately 16 occupied units in the building were affected, with an anticipated impact on 20 residents. 

Wednesday afternoon, the Red Cross said, that shelter will close; all but one of the impacted residents will be able to return to their units. That remaining resident will get short-term lodging and emergency assistance. 

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No additional details have been released – including the cause of the fire or the amount of damage sustained.