Home collapses after early morning explosion in Milwaukee

Local News

Milwaukee firefighters rushed out early Wednesday morning to a house fire near 24th and Concordia.

Neighbors say they heard two loud booms just before flames broke out a little before 4:00 AM.

Fire Chief Dan Lipski confirms investigators found evidence of an explosion, but he says they don’t know what caused it yet.

Lipski says the owner was in the process of renovating the house and was not living there. He says it’s too early to tell if renovations led to the explosion.

At one point, flames were shooting up more than 75 feet above the pine tree next to the house. Emergency responders evacuated families from some nearby homes. No one was hurt.

Dozens of firefighters were still on the scene hours later. They were putting out “deep-seeded flames.” The city will bring in an excavator to take down what’s left of the house.

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