Fire damages funeral home

CREATED Dec 1, 2012

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Memorial services will proceed, as scheduled, for families who pre-arranged for services at a West Allis funeral - even after fire there Friday night. 

Schramka-Borgwardt Funeral home spokesperson Lisa Marshall tells Newsradio 620 WTMJ that they have seven locations. So, services will be moved to one of those.

Flames sparked in a second floor office in the funeral home at 1603 S. 81st Street Friday night.

Fire officials estimate damages at about a quarter of a million dollars.  No one was hurt.

In addition, employees were able to safely evacuate the three people being cared for at the funeral home, post-mortem.