Milwaukee Firefighters were called to Miller Compressing at 1900 W. Bruce shortly after 2:00 this afternoon. Â Companies found a fire in a 100′ x 50′ Warehouse. Â Early reports indicate this fire had extremely heavy smoke conditions. Â The wind chill in Milwaukee is currently -5 degrees.
Above Video: Interview With Assistant Fire Chief Aaron Lipski
WTMJÂ – A two-alarm fire broke out Monday afternoon at Miller Compressing.
It happened just before 2:00 p.m. at the scrapyard that deals with car seats and other plastics on 1900 W. Bruce St. in the Menomonee Valley.
Deputy Fire Chief Dan Lipski told reporters that because the building has inadequate water supply nearby, the Milwaukee Fire Department had to lay nearly a half mile of fire hose to make their own.
Sub-freezing temperatures could make fighting the fire difficult.
“We do have some temperature extremes to deal with,” Lipski said. “Our ultimate goal is to make sure nobody gets hurt in this operation.”…Continue Reading Here