39th and Burleigh arson, Milwaukee group home damaged
MILWAUKEE - Two buildings, including a group home, were involved in a fire on Milwaukee's north side Wednesday morning, Feb. 15. The fire is being investigated as arson.
According to the fire department, the initial fire was initially reported at an abandoned building near 39th and Burleigh around 11:25 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters noted the fire had spread to a neighboring building, the group home.
MFD said firefighters searched both buildings three times and found no one trapped inside. There was one caretaker and five adults at the group home, all of whom got out without injury. However, two firefighters were hurt.
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39th and Burleigh fire, Milwaukee
Both buildings were significantly damaged. MFD has not yet determined the fire's cause or origin.
We Energies was called to shut off gas and electric at the scene.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips.