A tragic fire today in Milwaukee, WI as 2 children, ages 11 and 6, were killed in an early morning fire today. A cause of the fire has not been determinedÂ yet. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. An article by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with more information is posted below;
“The brother and sister were always together.
Neighbors remember them riding their bikes, buying snow cones and playing outside with the other children in the neighborhood.
“They were precious little kids,” neighbor Ann Stewart said. “The brother was always with his sister.”
Both children died early Friday after being trapped together in a second floor bedroom as a fire ravaged their home on Milwaukee’s far northwest side.
Firefighters were called to the scene on W. Allyn St. near N. Swan Road shortly after 2 a.m. Friday after getting reports of heavy fire erupting from the first floor of a two-family, side-by-side duplex, Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing said.
He said firefighters arrived in four or five minutes, and learned the two children were trapped inside.
“When they got here, the fire was significantly advanced,” Rohlfing said during a Friday news conference at the scene of the tragedy.
The initial crews heard no smoke detectors sounding, and it’s unclear whether there were any working smoke detectors in the home, Rohlfing said.
Firefighters found the girl, age 11, and boy, age 6, unresponsive on the second floor. They were able to remove them from the building, but they later died, he said. One was found in a bedroom, the other was in the bedroom’s closet.” (Read the full article HERE.)