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Apartment house damaged by fire

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PHOTO: City of La Crosse Fire Dept.

An early morning fire Sunday on 5th Avenue South in La Crosse led to damage in all five apartment units in one building.

Fire investigators said flames traveled from the first floor to the second and into the attic at 1320 5th Ave. S.

No one was hurt, and all the people occupying the building were able to get out but 17 are without homes.

An active gas leak also was detected during the fire, which was reported just before 7:30 a.m.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Jeff Blakeley

    August 25, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    There were 4 units and 5 families involved. One of the units was vacant.

  2. Patricia Downs

    August 26, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I Remember a previous owner arsoned this place and he’d done the same to a property he owned in Illinois where someone died

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