6:27 p.m. The Racine Fire Department along with the Racine Police Department are on scene for a working fire at Imperial Laundry located at 1236 13th St. Calls came him from employees for visible smoke on the roof and the business was filling with smoke. Everyone was able to evacuate the building. Racine Police have 12th and Washington and 13th and Washington areas blocked off at this time. More on this as it develops. RAPD officers are responding to 13th and Racine St to direct traffic. Police are on standby to evacuate any residences in the area if need be.
6:32 p.m. Engine 5 and Quint 3 also now being dispatched to the fire and they are shutting down all train traffic at this time
7:01 p.m. They are 40 minutes into the fire
7:10 p.m. 50 minutes into the fire and residents are stating that some homes have been evacuated in the area
7:34 p.m Fire loss is stopped at this time, fire investigators were called to the scene
Video from fire scene credit Shane Haysmer