Milwaukee 2-alarm house fire, man's body recovered

Milwaukee firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire near 34th and Lisbon on Monday morning, May 16. The fire ended up spreading to another home.

Initially, FOX6 News learned one person was unaccounted for. Authorities said the condition of the home was not stable for them to enter when they first arrived. After entering the home, Milwaukee firefighters discovered a 75-year-old man dead in the residence. 

A 12-year-old male family member suffered from smoke inhalation. He was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive. 

2-alarm house fire near 34th and Lisbon, Milwaukee

Fire crews worked to keep the fire from spreading further.

"Extra firefighters there with waterlines to make sure we hose down, keep them wet, so they don’t start a fire as well," said Assistant Fire Chief Sharon Purifoy.

After the fire was doused, it was hard to search for occupants trapped inside because the house was just not structurally sound, officials said. One of the impacted homes actually collapsed.

2-alarm house fire near 34th and Lisbon, Milwaukee

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Loved ones of those living near embraced on Monday – sending prayers from afar. Afterward, some say they did what they could to help the situation.

No injuries were reported from Milwaukee Fire Department members. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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 App.

2-alarm house fire near 34th and Lisbon, Milwaukee