Woman hospitalized after Milwaukee fire

CREATED Dec 4, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee woman was hospitalized Tuesday after a fire at her northwest side home, a fire official said.

The fire was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. in a two-story, wood-frame, side-by-side duplex in the 4300 block of N. 67th St., Battalion 2 Fire Chief Spencer Vassel said.

According to Vassel, firefighters encountered heavy smoke throughout the structure and found the woman on the first floor. She was taken to a hospital, where her condition was unavailable.

The home was equipped with working smoke detectors, and bystanders managed to rescue several dogs from the fire, which caused about $16,000 damage, Vassel said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.