One person was taken to the hospital and three people were displaced following a fire that happened Friday in the apartments above the Care Bear Child Care Center, 1300 Douglas Ave.

Firefighters responded to the scene at 7:11 p.m. after someone reported seeing dark black smoke coming from the building, accord to a press release by the Racine Fire Department.

Crews found a man inside the building in an apartment above the business. He was taken to Ascension-All Saints Hospital. No one else was injured in the fire, which was contained to one apartment. However, three people living in the adjacent apartments were displaced because of the smoke and water damage.

Officials with the American Red Cross helped those people find shelter.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation. The estimated loss is $25,000.

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