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Firefighters with the Racine Fire Department battled a blaze at an apartment building at 1045 Grand Avenue for three hours Saturday night.

No one was injured during the fire, which started at 8:34 p.m., according to a press release by the Racine Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived, they found the building was fully engulfed with heavier flames shooting out of the east side of the building. A number of families were home at the time, but everyone escaped without injury because the building had working smoke alarms.

The fire started on a rear porch, but the cause is still under investigation. The estimated loss has been set at $440,000.

If anyone has information in reference to the fire, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 262-635- 7915.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.