UPDATE 4/25/18 Wednesday 10:20 a.m.
Green Bay Metro fire crews arrived on scene about 5:50 a.m. Wednesday to heavy fire in an apartment building on the 1400 block of Smith Street in Green Bay. They immediately conducted several rescues, some from 2nd floor windows. Ten residents were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
“Anything like this where you have people trying to get out windows, that’s a very frantic, frenetic pace when you get here,” said Green Bay Metro Assistant Fire Chief Rob Goplin.
Firefighters got the blaze under control in about 45 minutes and remained on scene to put out hot spots. The building is uninhabitable, with a roof partially collapses, and fire and smoke damage throughout. However, Goplin says things could have been worse.
“There were working smoke detectors in this building and I guarantee you that today those working smoke detectors definitely saved some lives,” he said.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
UPDATE 4/25/18 Wednesday 7:30 a.m.
10 people have been brought to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation following the apartment fire in the 1400 block of Smith Street in Green Bay which broke out just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
No other injuries have been reported at this time, and no word yet on what caused the fire. .
ORIGINAL POST Wednesday 6:57 a.m.
Multiple crews responded to a 8-unit apartment fire in the 1400 block of Smith Street in Green Bay early Wednesday morning.
Everyone was reportedly evacuated safely from the building, while several were transported to a local hospital. This is a developing story, Local 5 will provide updates as soon as they become available.
Photo provided by viewer Kim Vorpahl.