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UPDATE: 1 dead in Glendale house fire, no smoke detectors

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GLENDALE (WKOW) -- One person is dead after a house fire on North Bridgewood Lane in Glendale.

WISN-TV reports a police officer out on patrol spotted the flames coming from the home Saturday. By the time firefighters arrived, officials say heavy fire was coming from the back and front of the house. The roof and eventually the first floor of the home collapsed. Firefighters say that's a sign the fire was burning for a significant amount of time.

Also significant, what the firefighters did not find inside.

"Our personnel reported there were no smoke detectors sounding and during the investigation we've been unable to locate any working smoke detectors or any smoke detectors at all," says Dan Tyk with North Shore Fire Department.

Fire investigators believe the fire started on the first floor in the living room. At this time though, the cause is still unknown. The victim has not been identified. Firefighters remind everyone of the importance of having a smoke detector on every floor of your home and outside every bedroom.


GLENDALE (AP) -- One person is dead after a fire house in Glendale.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the fire was reported Saturday night by a police officer who saw it while on patrol.

Firefighters arrived to find flames had taken over the home.  The roof collapsed shortly after firefighters arrived, then part of the first floor collapsed into the basement.

Crews found the victim inside.  The person has not been identified and the cause of death is being investigated.

The cause of the fire is also being investigated.  North Shore Fire/Rescue says it appears the blaze started in a first-floor living room.  Fire crews did not see any smoke detectors in the house.

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