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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A sprinkler system and fast-acting firefighters keep a fire in a downtown La Crosse condo unit from spreading further Monday morning.

The La Crosse Fire Department was called to the Gateway Terrace Condominiums at 100 North 6th Street at 9:18 a.m. after a fire alarm was reported.

Crews found smoke and fire in one of the units.

Battalion Chief Jeff Schott said the sprinkler system in the condo was working properly and is believed to have kept the fire from spreading to other units.

The condo itself had moderate smoke, fire, and water damage according to Chief Schott.

Other condos in the building were also damaged by the water from the sprinkler system.

No one was injured in the incident.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A fire Monday morning damages a La Crosse apartment building.

The La Crosse Fire Department was called to the Gateway Terrace apartment building at 100 6th St. North around 9:30 a.m.

Witnesses tell WXOW that visible smoke was coming from one of the fourth floor apartments.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire at one point using a ladder truck to reach the apartment.

They were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Due to water damage, they are still evaluating whether tenants of the fourth floor can still live there.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard-Social Media Digital Content Manager for WXOW.

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