Fire destroys Milwaukee-area apartment building; 14 rescued


BAYSIDE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say 14 people were rescued from an overnight fire that destroyed a 62-unit apartment building in the Milwaukee area. Three people suffered minor injuries.

North Shore Fire and Rescue Department officials say multiple 911 calls came in around 12:15 a.m. Saturday reporting flames on multiple floors at White Oaks Apartments in Bayside, about 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of Milwaukee. Most of the people who were rescued were elderly residents.

Officials say three people, including one firefighter, were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Fire Chief Robert Whitaker says it appears the fire started on an upper floor and spread quickly through the building. He says that fact that all occupants are accounted for is “miraculous.”

The Red Cross set up shelter for residents in nearby Fox Point.

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