APPLETON (NBC 26) — Six people were displaced from a house fire just after 7:30 a.m. Friday, according to firefighters. The Appleton Fire Department said the fire happened at a home on the 700 block of E. Brewster St.
The Department reported residents had noticed a haze and the smell of smoke on the main floor before discovering the fire and calling 911. Initial reports were that there were kids trapped in the basement, but fire units said they were notified everyone was out before they arrived on scene.
First responders said there was heavy smoke in the house with a fire in the upstairs bedroom. After the fire was put out, crews used fans to help remove smoke from the home.
Firefighters said the home had only one working smoke alarm in the basement, which contributed to the delay in discovering the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire department said the fire caused about $100,000 in damage.
The Department reminds everyone that smoke alarms provide an early notification of a fire and can help ensure everyone gets to safety.