Two families displaced after apartment fire near 65th and Villard

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Fire officials responded to a house fire near 65th and Villard on Thursday, April 4th.

The fire was reported around 5:40 p.m.

Fire officials say the fire was started by a child playing with a lighter in an apartment building occupied by two families.

Both families were displaced as a result of the fire, and the Red Cross is assisting both in finding housing.

No one was injured in the fire.

Officials say the fire caused an estimated $45,000 in damage.