Four-Alarm Fire Damages Bar and Apartments in Milwaukee

Video: Eric Straus

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

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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