TUESDAY 1/18/2022 3:19 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis (WFRV) – Several people and pets are now without a home in Appleton after a fire that happened Tuesday morning.

According to the Appleton Fire Department, crews were sent to the 1600 block of E. Capitol Drive around 11:30 a.m. for reports of a fire in the garage and there was fire and smoke visible.

While the fire did extend into the attic, fire crews were able to get the fire under control within half an hour. Five adults, six children, and three pets are without a home due to the fire and one pet did not survive.

The fire is being investigated and the cause is still being looked at. The initial damage estimate is $300,000.

The fire department would like to remind everyone to know two ways out of every room.

Original Story: Duplex in Appleton catches fire, multiple crews respond

TUESDAY 1/18/2022 12:39 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – First responders are on the scene of an Appleton duplex for a reported fire.

The Appleton Fire Department responded to the 1600 block of East Capitol Drive for a reported fire. There was no information on the cause of the fire or if there were any injuries.

Multiple crews were at the scene. Authorities say that East Capitol Drive is closed from Ballard to Witzke.

No additional information was provided, Local 5 will update this story as more details are released.