Fire destroys home in Franklin
By Georgia Pabst of the Journal Sentinel
Oct. 10, 2012
Franklin fire officials Wednesday said a fire destroyed a home and its contents at S. 35th and Drexel Ave. Tuesday evening.
At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday a call came in for the fire at the single family home, said Lt. Craig Langowski, of the Franklin Fire Department.
The fire apparently started outside the house on an exterior wall that ignited, although the cause is still under investigation, he said.
"The person who was at home didn't notice the fire until he heard something suspicious, went outside and saw that the back of his house was on fire up to the attic," he said.
The person immediately evacuated.
The loss of the structure is estimated at $191,000 and the loss of the contents, including vehicles, is estimated at another $180,000, he said.
Firefighting units from Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners and Oak Creek assisted. The fire took an estimated three hours to extinguish, Langowski said.
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