Firefighters suffer heat exhaustion in Milwaukee fire

Firefighters rotated in to battle five-alarm blaze
Firefighters suffer heat exhaustion in Milwaukee fire

At least two firefighters have been treated for heat exhaustion while battling a five-alarm fire at an auto repair business in Milwaukee.

The fire at Joe’s East Coast Car Shop in the Riverwest neighborhood continued to burn hours after it started about 9:30 a.m. Rotating firefighters worked in humid temperatures in the mid-90s.

We Energies deactivated a nearby power line to keep firefighters safe, temporarily cutting electricity to about 4,000 customers.

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