Saturday night fire heavily damages Lathrop Ave home

Credit Geoff Grace

Credit Geoff Grace

A structure fire was reported at about 10:30 PM Saturday night at 1008 Lathrop Ave.
A neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the home. The residents were home at the
time but were able to evacuate without injury. Extra fire rigs were called to the scene to assist in
extinguishment efforts.

It took approximately 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. The majority of fire damage was to the second floor, attic and roof. The rest of the home sustained major water damage. The Racine Fire Bells were called in to assist in rehabilitation for the firefighters. Family members are being assisted by relatives. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire officials stated that the fire loss is $125,000

Photos courtesy of Geoff Grace

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