Fatal fire on Milwaukee's north side

CREATED Apr 11, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - One man is dead after a fire tore through his home on the city's north side.

It happened at a small cottage in an alley along 24th Place and W Cherry Street.

Milwaukee firefighters confirm to TODAY'S TMJ4 the fire broke out around 10:52 p.m. Thursday. The blaze ignited in the home's first floor living room.

Firefighters removed the man from the house and took him to an area hospital. Doctors pronounced him dead there a few hours later. 

The cause of the fire is pending further investigation.