Fire damages home near Greenfield Avenue and Ellis Street in Waukesha, cause under investigation

WAUKESHA --  Firefighters on Monday morning, March 9 responded to the scene of a house fire in the area of Greenfield Avenue and Ellis Street in the City of Waukesha.  The call came in around 1:45 a.m.

According to officials, a neighbor called 911 after spotting flames in the area. While on the phone with the 911 operator, the neighbor went to the area and located a fire at a single-family home.

When crews arrived on the scene they found flames on the second floor and attic, with minor damage to the remainder of the structure.

House fire on Greenfield Avenue and Ellis Street in the City of Waukesha

A search of the residence confirmed no occupants were in the home at the time of the fire.

The City of Waukesha Fire and Police Departments are currently investigating to determine the cause and origin of the fire.  The Departments are receiving assistance with the investigation from the State of Wisconsin, Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

North Greenfield Avenue is closed from Ellis Street to East Broadway Avenue due the fire investigation. Residents are asked to avoid the area.