RACINE – Fire and rescue personnel from the Racine Fire Department battled two fires – on St. Patrick Street and Kearney Avenue — on Saturday that started just over an hour apart.
The St. Patrick Street fire resulted in a person being taken to an area hospital. The Kearney Avenue fire resulted in three people displaced from their home.
Kearney Avenue fire
Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at a residence at 5:23 p.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of Kearney Avenue. Upon arrival, they found that the fire “had extinguished itself,” but it caused major damage to the kitchen and smoke damage throughout the residence. Personnel worked on ventilating the home and making sure the fire stayed extinguished.
Damage estimates are unavailable at his time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.