Three people rescued from Green Bay apartment fire

Cause under investigation

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Three people had to be rescued from an apartment fire Monday afternoon in Green Bay. The fire left seven people without a home.

Crews were sent to 803 Lincoln Street around 2:30 p.m. Monday for a basement fire in a 2-story apartment building, Green Bay Metro Fire Department said. 

Three people were trapped on the first and second floors and couldn't get out. 

"Because of the smoke in the hallways, they were not able to get past it," said Green Bay Metro Battalion Chief Mike Vanden Avond. "They did the right thing and stayed inside and alerted dispatch so we could get them out safety. "

Crews were able to get those people out through internal stairwells. The victims were all treated on scene, fire officials said.

The fire was extinguished shortly after. It started in the basement storage area, firefighters said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department estimates it caused about $50,000 in damage.

No one was injured.

The building manager is helping the seven people displaced find somewhere to stay.


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