Four rescued from fire above Cudahy print shop
By Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel
Cudahy — A four-alarm fire above a downtown print shop late Tuesday sent four people to the hospital with smoke inhalation, a Cudahy fire official said.
Fire Chief Dan Mayer said the fire was reported shortly before 10 p.m. on the second floor above Tiprint Inc., a print shop on the 4700 block of S. Packard Ave.
Firefighters rescued four people who were trapped inside of the building, one of whom guided them to her location by phone, Mayer said.
The building did not appear to have working smoke detectors and the outcome could have been much worse, Mayer said.
"If the occupants had been sleeping, they might not have become aware of the fire," Mayer said.
The origin of the fire might have been a candle, Mayer said.
No damage estimate was available late Tuesday.
Firefighters from other communities were called in as a precaution because of the rescue operation and because the fire could have easily spread to other buildings, Mayer said.
"This was in case it didn't go as well as we would have wanted it to go," Mayer said.
APPARATUS RESPONSE LIST
City of Cudahy - 11-30-12-01-10
TI-PRINT, Inc., Print shop& Apartments
4728-30 S. Packard Ave.,
2151 hrs –Still Alarm - Cudahy E1463 & Cudahy T1474
2156 hrs – Full Assignment - Cudahy Engine 1461, Cudahy Engine 1462, St. Francis Engine 2, Oak Creek Engine 4, South Milwaukee Truck 1, Cudahy Ambulance 1487, Cudahy Ambulance 1488, St. Francis Chief, South Milwaukee Chief, Oak Creek Chief, Cudahy Chief
2203 hrs – Special Call - South Milwaukee Med 10
2207 hrs – Special Call - Milwaukee Med 17
2209 hrs – Box Alarm - Franklin Engine1, Greendale Engine 402, Greenfield Tower Ladder 8, Wauwatosa Truck 1 (RIT), Wauwatosa Rescue 33, Oak Creek Command Post 1, Wauwatosa Chief, Greenfield Chief, Greendale Chief, Franklin Chief
Change of Quarters - West Allis Engine 3 (1), Hales Corners Engine 601 (2), Hales Corners Chief (2)
2210 hrs – 2nd Alarm - West Allis Engine 3, Hales Corners Engine 601, North Shore Truck 3, West Allis Rescue 3, North Shore Chief 2, West Allis Chief 2, Hales Corners Chief
Change of Quarters - South Shore Engine 123 (1), C/Brookfield Tower Ladder 2171 (2), South Shore Chief 141 (1)
2225 hrs – 3rd Alarm - South Shore Engine 123, Caledonia Engine 221, C/Brookfield Tower Ladder 2171, Waterford Rescue 735, C/Brookfield Chief, South Shore Chief 141
Change of Quarters - North Shore Engine 2 (1), West Allis Truck 2 (2)
2225 hrs – 4th Alarm - Pewaukee Engine 2861, North Shore Engine 2, West Allis Truck 2, Union Grove/Yorkville Rescue 333, Caledonia Chief 241, Pewaukee Chief 2810
Change of Quarters - Raymond Chief (2)
NOTE – (Companies redirected after responding to the fire) - Hales Corners Engine 601 (2), C/Brookfield Tower Ladder 2171 (1), C/Brookfield Chief (1)
Fire Response List Compiled By Dan Rode
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