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1 adult, 8 kids displaced following Green Bay fire

Crews are fighting a fire on Ashland Avenue in Green Bay.
Crews are fighting a fire on Ashland Avenue in Green Bay.(WBAY Staff)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 6:13 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:43 AM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE: The Red Cross is helping one adult and eight children who have been displaced following a fire in Green Bay Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, crews were called to a home on the 700 block of S. Ashland Avenue at about 3:30 p.m..

When they arrived, crews found an extensive fire in the back of the building, and flames extended from the first floor to the roof.

Everyone inside was able to safely evacuate, and no one was reported injured.

Fire officials say damage is estimated at $140,000.

According to the fire marshal, the fire was caused by unattended cooking and was unintentional.

The American Red Cross is helping the family with lodging and other essentials. The Red Cross says the 8 children include 5 who are minors.

The fire had caused a portion of Ashland Avenue to be temporarily closed Tuesday afternoon while crews battled the flames.

INITIAL REPORT: Police say a portion of Ashland Avenue is back open to drivers after it was temporarily closed Tuesday afternoon while crews battled a fire in the area.

According to Green Bay Police, the fire is on the 700 block of S. Ashland Avenue. North and southbound lanes of S. Ashland Avenue between W. Mason Street and 3rd Street had been completely shut down, but are now back open.

Crews were called to the scene at 3;40 p.m. Police say initial reports show no one has been injured, and everyone was able to safely evacuate from the home.

Police had said earlier in the day that the scene was expected to be very active for an extended period of time. However, police did not release any updates about the fire in their 6:30 p.m. update. Check back for updates.

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