11 people displaced following duplex fire in La Crosse

By: Jenny Yo Email
By: Jenny Yo Email

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- 11 people are without a home after their apartment went up in flames in La Crosse.

Firefighters were called to a duplex on the 1700 block of Jackson Street just after 4 a.m. Sunday.

Crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor.

Crews say they were able to control the fire within minutes, but smoke and fire damage is severe.

Everyone in the home made it out safely and was accounted for. No one was hurt. The Red Cross is helping the 11 who are displaced.

Firefighters say an overheated electrical wiring on an air conditioner caused the fire.

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