63rd Street home suffers basement fire

March 17, 2012

The home at 2409 N. 63rd St. suffered severe smoke damage after a basement fire Saturday evening.

According to a statement released by Fire Chief Rob Ugaste:

The home's owner was home alone at the time of the fire and was able to get out of the house before fire crews arrived.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke when the entered the home, and smoke could be seen coming from the second-story windows. However, they were able to contain the fire to the basement.

The home owner was taken to Froedert Hospital for evaluation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and no loss estimate has yet been released.

The Fire Department was alerted to the fire by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the home.

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