3 buildings damaged by fire near 31st and North in Milwaukee, 1 a total loss

MILWAUKEE -- Firefighters on Tuesday morning, May 12 responded to the scene of a large fire near 31st and North in Milwaukee. The call came in around 3:45 a.m.

Upon arrival, crews found flames shooting out of the roof. Officials say three buildings caught on fire -- and at least one is a total loss. Several cars on the street also caught on fire.

"We arrived to a heavy fire at three buildings. We were able to quickly get our ladder trucks, you see there, and got a lot of water on this fire quickly and contain it to just those three buildings," said Erich Roden, Battalion Chief.

Fire near 31st and North in Milwaukee

Officials believe the fire may have started in a garage.

"It's under investigation at this time, but obviously the time of day does give it a lot of headway. It was occupied at the time, gentleman was able to report a fire and get out in time," said Roden.

No injuries have been reported.

Fire near 31st and North in Milwaukee