Four-Alarm Fire Damages Bar and Apartments in Milwaukee

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A three-alarm fire that broke out Monday night on Milwaukee’s south side reignited into a four-alarm fire Tuesday morning. Some had to jump to an adjacent building in order to get out alive. A tavern and several apartments were destroyed, reports fox6now.com

The fire weakened the backside of the building, and it collapsed Tuesday. As the building is set to be demolished, residents say it’s a miracle everyone is okay.

Fire officials were initially called out to the scene near Cesar Chavez Drive near Walker Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters were called back to the building around 8 a.m. Tuesday after smoke was reported coming from the building. The fire was upgraded to a four-alarm.

The three-story structure, which contains a bar on the first floor and apartments on the second the third floors, sustained significant fire and water damage.

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