Work continues at the fire-damaged county courthouse

CREATED Jul 20, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Crews are working through the weekend at the Milwaukee county courthouse, attempting to restore power lost in a fire, and remain hopeful that if all goes as planned, they'll have it back soon.

County officials had to rely on large portable generators to keep things cool during the hottest week of the summer.

Brendan Conway, a spokesman for County Executive Chris Abele, tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that WE Energies is attempting to reconnect the courthouse to the power grid this weekend.

Still, it would be a temporary fix.

Conway says the building's damaged power units still need to be replaced.

The trouble resulted from a July 6th electrical fire at the courthouse. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

There are other things that still need repair including carpet and ceiling tile.  Those are expected to continue to be replaced during the week ahead.

Probate court reopens in Room 207 of the courthouse Monday and other court operations settle to a nearly normal routine.