No one was injured in a house fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a residence at 1821 Douglas Avenue Monday afternoon.

Rescue personnel from the Racine Fire Department responded to the fire at 12:01  p.m. after a person in the upper unit smelled smoke in the home. The tenant upstairs then helped the person living in the lower unit evacuate the home.

During the fire investigation, firefighters used a thermal camera. It showed the fire was located inside an interior wall and that the living room ceiling was also on fire. Firefighters put out the blaze, but the cause is unknown at this time.

The estimated loss is set at $100,000.

Officials turned the property over to the management company. Officials from the Red Cross of Racine County helped the two adults with finding a place to stay.


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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.