One man was taken to the Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and neck pain after a house fire in the 200 block of East Forest Hill Avenue on Oct. 13.
According to the Oak Creek police report:
The Fire Department and police responded to the home when a passerby called 911 to report flames coming out of the roof of the house at 6:24 a.m. Oct. 13.
The Franklin and Greenfield fire departments also assisted in extinguishing the fire, which caused major damage to the home. A damage estimate was unavailable at the time of the report.
The resident told police he had multiple electrical cords in the house, and that he woke up "to the sound of the electricity coming on" before realizing his attic was on fire. He stated he had run outside, gotten a garden hose and gone back into the residence to try to put out the fire but was overcome by the smoke.
The exact cause of the fire was not known at the time of the report.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Public invited to create Georgie Porgie's next 'burger of the month'
- Oak Creek police report: April 30, 2015 issue
- New clock tower could rise to iconic status in Oak Creek (1)
- Shorewood School Board asks legislators to increase school funding
- Oak Creek police report: April 23, 2015 issue
- Oak Creek High School teacher accused of 'profanity-laced tirade' by colleague beats allegations (17)
- Oak Creek-Franklin School District reschedules enrollment boundary meeting (1)
- Oak Creek High School receives special grant to begin home construction class next year
- Oscar's in West Allis sports new look
- Oak Creek police report: April 16, 2015 issue (1)