Milwaukee fire damages 2 homes near 36th and Mt. Vernon

Two homes on Milwaukee's near west side ware damaged in an early morning fire Friday, Aug. 4.

It started with one home near 36th and Mt. Vernon around 5:20 a.m.

"We were watching TV, my girl heard it – a spark," said resident Dawill Davis. 

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Davis said it only took seconds for the fire to start.

"I just saw a little light on the side, and it just went up in flames," he said. "When I noticed that I tried to get some water and put it out. I know it's bigger than me."

Milwaukee house fire; 36th and Mt. Vernon

Flames quickly spread to Davis' neighbor's home. Thankfully, Davis was able to get his five kids out safely – along with his neighbor.

"They all were sleeping. I had to wake everybody up and grab them," he said. "(My neighbor's) a vet, and I really wanted to get him out."

Milwaukee house fire; 36th and Mt. Vernon

As for this family's belongings, Davis said they could not get anything out before evacuating. Some might call Davis a hero for making sure everybody made it out.

"Everybody got out, so that's what I'm really grateful of," he said. "I don't consider myself as one. I mean, you know, my family – I love my family, neighbor, friends, anybody. I don't care."

Now, Davis is trying to raise money to help his family start from scratch. A GoFundMe online fundraiser has been established to help those affected by the fire. 

The Milwaukee Fire Department is still investigating what started the fire, but it does not appear to be suspicious. No injuries were reported.