LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The Red Cross is working to assist 17 people after an early morning fire destroys an apartment building on the south side of La Crosse.
The La Crosse Fire Department was called to 1314-20 5th Avenue South at 7:20 a.m. for the fire. The building is across the street from Poage Park.
They found high flames coming from the building. Battalion Fire Chief David Snow told WXOW that everyone got out without any injuries.
The building though, suffered major damage.
Justin Kern of the American Red Cross said they are working with the three families that were displaced by the fire. He said they’re providing assistance for longing and clothing needs and to help with long-term recovery.
Inspectors with the La Crosse Fire Department are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
We will continue to add new information on this developing story as it becomes available.