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Fire in 4-story apartment building out, officials say

14 departments responded to scene in Beloit

BELOIT, Wis. - Officials said a fire in a four-story apartment building in Beloit has displaced 25 residents.

"The building is currently without power. It's been declared unfit for human habitation until the power, fire and sprinkler system is working," said Bradley Liggtee, Beloit fire chief.

The call came in around 5:53 p.m. for reports of a fire at 930 Church St. in Beloit, officials said.

Beloit fire officials believed the flames started in the kitchen of an apartment on the fourth floor but said an investigation was ongoing. The fire was put out around 7:30 Tuesday night.

"We found heavy smoke in the hallways, smoke coming from the fourth floor windows. What we did was began our fire attack and discovered where the fire was," said Liggett.

No injuries have been reported.

A fire chief on scene said 14 departments responded to the fire.

"So we sought out the assistance of other departments for the high risk situation that we are in, plus bringing in 35 units from 14 different departments on the location here," said Liggett.

The Red Cross is assisting residents at the nearby Beloit College Commons.

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