A fire that apparently started near a kitchen stove and exhaust vent caused an estimated $88,000 in damage and forced three people to evacuate their home at 14830 San Marcos Drive on Tuesday afternoon.
It could have been worse, city of Brookfield Assistant Fire Chief David Mason said. "The house is not a total loss and the fire was contained to the kitchen area," Mason said.
Firefighters reported heavy smoke in the structure upon arrival and upgraded the fire to a first alarm. "The fire seemed to be in the floor and got into the walls," Mason said. "So we called for mutual aid for assistance."
The city of Brookfield Fire Department got help from crews in the town of Brookfield, Butler, Elm Grove, Pewaukee, Lisbon, and West Allis to assist in extinguishing the blaze and covering stations for additional calls.
All three occupants escaped without injury. There were working smoke detectors in the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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