Officers rescue two people from Mequon house fire

MEQUON -- Mequon police officers rescued two people from a house fire near Highland and Granville on Thursday, October 18th. Two other people who were in the home escaped -- one from a second-story window.

Fire personnel say the fire broke out around 10:15 p.m. on the first and second floors of the home. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they heard screams for help coming from the rear of the home. One woman was already out of the building and a second exited the building from a second-story window. The two women said there were two other individuals inside the home.

Officers entered the burning and smoke-filled home and immediately located the two people reported inside. The officers carried one woman from the home. A friend of the homeowner helped the second person get out.

All four people who were in the home were taken to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital. Two people remain hospitalized as of Friday, October 19th.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Firefighters from Thiensville, Cedarburg, Germantown and the North Shore.

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