Milwaukee Firefighters Battle Five Alarm Fire

Firefighters battle a five-alarm fire at a Riverwest (MI) car shop. The fire was reported at 9:17 a.m., but not long after, firefighters inside the building were pulled out because the fire was out of control, reports the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Two firefighters among the dozens battling the blaze for several hours were taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion.

Firefighters initially were inside the two- and three-story building attacking the fire, but they had to retreat outside about 10 minutes later as flames quickly engulfed the ground floor.

As black-and-gray smoke billowed into the sky, firefighters sprayed water on the building and surrounding businesses and homes. At least five ladder trucks were fighting the blaze. One firefighter could be seen on a ladder extended from a truck several stories above the 25,000-square-foot building dousing the flames.

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