Firefighters respond to attic fire on La Crosse’s north side

Firefighters responded quickly to a call they received at 12:36 p.m. Sunday about an attic fire on the 1400 block of Charles St. on La Crosse’s north side.

“Our response time was around that two-minute mark, so we were able to arrive on scene real quick,” said David Snow, a battalion chief with the La Crosse Fire Department.

Snow said there was no visible fire from outside when they arrived, but once inside the building they found an attic fire above a bathroom. He said they were able to open up the ceiling and put out the fire quickly.

The fire was small, but several trucks were sent to the scene to make sure it didn’t spread any further, according to Snow.

Snow said everyone living in the house was able to get out before firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries. The Red Cross is helping them with temporary housing.

The La Crosse Police Department, Xcel Energy and Tri State Ambulance also assisted with the response.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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