Tenants displaced after Two Rivers apartment house fire

Two Rivers apartment house fire
(Photo: Two Rivers Fire/Rescue)

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WBAY) – The tenants of three apartments in a Two Rivers apartment house will need to find another place to stay after a fire Monday morning.

Just after 7:30, a woman in an upstairs apartment called 911 after smelling smoke and seeing an orange glow on the ceiling of her living room on the 1800-block of Madison Street.

She got out of her apartment and helped police notify the other people in the building. Everyone got out safely, but one person was treated for smoke inhalation; they weren’t transported to a hospital.

It took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control.

The fire department says several attic joists and a large area of the ceiling were damaged, there’s water damage to two apartments and smoke damage throughout the building. Damage is estimated at $40,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the fire department suspects it was electrical. The woman who called 911 told firefighters she had been having problems with the circuits tripping or not working.

The fire department says smoke alarms weren’t working in the affected apartment or the one below, or in the basement.