Unresponsive 5-year-old girl among 3 hurt in fire near 41st and Sheridan

MILWAUKEE -- A 5-year-old child was one of three people injured in a house fire near 41st and Sheridan.

It happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Firefighters found heavy smoke and heat coming from the second floor of the home.  The fire was contained to the second floor of the single-family home.

MFD officials said the 5-year-old girl was found on an upper floor and taken to the hospital, where she was in critical condition with serious burns. We're told the girl was unresponsive when she was pulled from the home.

Fire near 41st and Sheridan

Fire near 41st and Sheridan

Fire near 41st and Sheridan

Police said this was a one-alarm fire.

A police officer was treated for smoke inhalation. A 28-year-old man in the home suffered a burn to the arm and was in stable condition.

We're told there were no working smoke detectors.

How the fire started inside the residence is still being investigated at this time. It's unclear at this point whether it's suspicious.