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Crews rescue Shorewood resident from burning building, blaze kills dog

Oct. 22, 2012

Shorewood - North Shore Fire and Rescue crews rescued a Shorewood resident from the second floor of a burning structure on the 2700 block of East Jarvis Avenue in the early morning hours on Saturday.

The resident was treated by paramedics on scene and transported to Columbia-St. Mary's-Milwaukee with smoke inhalation and burns. Injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to a news release from the North Shore Fire Department.

According to the release:

Crews were dispatched to the 2700 block of East Jarvis Avenue at 2:23 a.m. Saturday for a structure fire that resulted in the death of a dog and $150,000 in damage to the structure and contents inside the home. First responders found heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the structure when they saw a single occupant out on the balcony of the second floor of the home.

A ground ladder was used to rescue the resident immediately. Interior attack crews extinguished the fire on the second floor shortly after the rescue.

The second floor of the home is considered a total loss and the lower level sustained moderate damage from smoke and water. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Smoke detectors were operating and alerted the resident to the fire.

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