Man dies after apartment fire, other residents jump to escape


A 50-year-old man has died after a flat fire in Waukesha.Four other people have been taken to hospital.The fire started in the building on Lambeth Road near Oakdale Drive .Police and firefighters were called to the apartment at around 1:30am on Tuesday. “The fire was growing. It started going up to the top, you know, hitting the balcony on the second floor,” neighbor Clinton Zimmerman said. Waukesha Fire Chief Steven Howard said two people had to jump from a second-floor window to escape the flames. “That’s when I saw the neighbor come out with his T-shirt on and no shoes. I thought I’d help him, give him some jackets and what I could for his shoes,” Zimmerman Howard said. that firefighters were able to find and rescue two other people inside the building. The fire department said five patients, three men and two women, were taken to hospital. Both women had life-threatening burns while the other two men had non-life-threatening injuries. Four other residents were in the building when the fire broke out and were not injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but investigators said they do not suspect foul play. No further details were released.

A 50-year-old man has died after an apartment fire in Waukesha.

Four other people were taken to hospital.

The fire started in the apartment building on Lambeth Road, near Oakdale Drive.

Police and firefighters were called to the apartment around 1.30am on Tuesday.

“The fire was getting bigger. It started coming up the top, you know, hitting the second-story balcony,” neighbor Clinton Zimmerman said.

Waukesha Fire Chief Steven Howard said two people had to jump from a second story window to escape the flames.

“That’s when I saw the neighbor come out with his t-shirt and no shoes. I thought I could help him, give him some jackets and what I could for his shoes,” Zimmerman said. .

Howard said firefighters were able to find and rescue two other people inside the building.

Firefighters said five patients, three men and two women, had been taken to hospital.

Both women had life-threatening burns while the other two men had non-life-threatening injuries.

Four other residents were in the building when the fire broke out and were not injured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but investigators said they do not suspect foul play.

No further details were released.


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