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Racine Fire DepartmentRacine Firefighters put out a fire at 1:17 a.m. Thursday in a residence at 4134 Erie St., according to a press release by the Racine Fire Department.

The homeowner, Lisa Ureda, called the fire department after she saw “a lot of smoke is coming out of the house.” Firefighters reported they found smoke and fire conditions in the basement of the single-story home. Crews put out the fire quickly. No one was injured.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but an investigation is ongoing. Damage to the home is estimated at $8,000 to the structure of the home and $1,000 in contents. The home was turned over to the homeowners.


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.