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Cause of apartment fire in Jackson under investigation | By Jackson Fire Chief Aaron A. Swaney

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July 13, 2020 – Jackson, WI – The cause of a weekend fire at a four-plex apartment building, N169W20058 Georgetown Drive, in Jackson remains under investigation.

The fire was called in at 1:49 p.m. on Saturday, Jul 11, 2020. The fire started outside the rear of the building and spread to the attic.

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One person was reported still inside the building when the call was initially dispatched. Jackson Fire upgraded the alarm to a MABAS working still. Once JFD arrived, It was noted everyone was out of the building except for animals.

Heavy smoke was showing at the rear of the building. Crews attacked the fire and also cut a hole in the roof to allow heat and smoke to release from the building.

Command upgraded to a MABAS Box alarm at 1420 and at 1440 a second box was called. This was due to firefighters being taxed with the heat.

Crews were able to knock the fire down and begin salvage and overhaul.

Many hotspot were located which delayed the on-scene time. Several animals were rescued from the home. It is unknown how many animals were inside all four apartments.

Four residence were checked out in the ambulance and two were transported to the hospital for further evaluation. The fire is still under investigation. It appears to be unintentional.

Thank you to the following mutual aid departments: West Bend Fire Department, Hartford Fire Department , Slinger Fire Department , Newburg Fire Department, Germantown Fire Department, Richfield Fire Department , Cedarburg Fire Department , Life Star Ambulance, St. Lawrence Fire Department, Allenton Fire Department , and Menomonee Falls Fire Department.

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