An overnight house fire in Oak Creek sent one woman to the hospital with burns and left her and three other adults displaced from their home this morning, according to the Oak Creek Fire Department.
Battalion Chief Rodney Palmer reported this morning that the injured woman suffered burns when the fire started in a first floor bedroom. Smoke detectors alerted family members who assisted the woman from the home while the others escaped without injury.
The woman was transported to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee. Her condition was not immediately available, however, Palmer said her injuries were not life threatening.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 315 W. Rawson Ave. about 1:40 a.m. and arrived at the home at 1:43, according to Palmer. He said heavy smoke and fire were coming from the home when crews entered about four minutes later. They knocked down the fire at 1:52 a.m. and had it under control by 2:15 a.m., he said.
The fire spread from the bedroom and into a hallway as well as the kitchen of the two-story home, according to Palmer. Early damage estimates to the home range between $50,000 to $80,000, Palmer said.
Oak Creek had five units on the scene and also received assistance from fire departments in South Milwaukee, Cudahy, and Franklin. The American Red Cross also responded to assist the residents.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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