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Updated: Early morning apartment fire caused by cooking accident

One person is recovering in the hospital, and several people were pushed from their apartment units after a unit caught fire early Monday morning.
Posted at 6:42 AM, Jan 01, 2024

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — One person is recovering and several other people were pushed from their apartment units after one of the units caught fire early Monday morning.

Firefighters say they found one person who needed medical attention when they responded, and that person was immediately taken to the hospital.

Crews were able to focus most of their attack on the apartment unit where the fire started to keep it from spreading.

NBC 26 Today's MacLeod Hageman went to the scene to learn more about what happened, and he was able to speak with the property manager and snap pictures from the outside to get a better look at the scene.

Later Monday, NBC 26's Karl Winter visited the scene and spoke with neighbors who said the building's common spaces still smell strongly of smoke.

Three additional units still have smoke damage, and tenants from four other apartment units were displaced because of the fire.

They're currently being helped by the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross of Wisconsin's Northeast Chapter can be reached at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Tenants from all other units in the complex were able to return to their apartments.

No firefighters were hurt.

Investigators say an unintended cooking fire was the cause of the fire.