Green Bay – Apartment Fire 3-30-16

From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike VandenAvond


Incident Details

Incident Date: 3/30/2016
Incident Type: Apartment fire
Incident Address: 1119 Cherry St.
Incident Time: 07:38
Incident Description: 2 story apartment building. 8 units
Cause of Fire: Fire Marshal’s office is investigating cause
Origin of Fire: Fire originated in basement storage unit
Estimated Dollar Loss: undetermined at this time
Injuries: 5 civilians were sent to local hospitals for smoke inhalation
Number of People Displaced: 10 residents

Additional Information: Call originally came in for a gas smell in the apartment building. In route, updates from dispatch said there was smoke in the hallway and some apartments. Upon fire crews arriving, they found multiple victims hanging from 2nd floor windows. Call was upgraded to a working still level to assist with fire and rescues. Multiple victims were rescued from ground ladders. Fire was extinguished in basement with no extension to living units. Red Cross is assisting with displaced residents.


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