Brown Deer apartment fire near 46th and Dean

Fire near 46th and Dean, Brown Deer

A Brown Deer apartment complex fire left some residents looking for a place to stay Friday night, Jan. 13.

It happened near 46th and Dean around 6 p.m. Officials said the fire was in a first-floor hallway and was under control in about 40 minutes.

Residents from five apartments were displaced due to fire damage, officials said. Fifteen other apartments are temporarily uninhabitable as We Energies works to "re-energize" them.

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North Shore Fire/Rescue is working with the Red Cross to assist residents impacted by the fire. Milwaukee County Transit System buses were brought in to help people stay warm.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross opened a shelter for people displaced by the fire at Brown Deer Elementary School. Anyone displaced by the fire is welcome to join for a comfortable place to stay, food and other essentials.

American Red Cross said they anticipate 35 people being displaced from 21 units of the 40-unit apartment building.

No injuries were reported.