Janesville authorities investigate ‘suspicious fire’

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 7:10 AM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - The Janesville Police Department is investigating a suspicious fire that happened early Tuesday morning.

According to an incident report, officials responded to a possible burglary and fire in the 600 block of South High Street around 2:38 a.m. Tuesday.

Once on scene, officers were able to locate the fire on the second level of a multi-family residence. Residents were evacuated from the building.

Officials say, one Janesville Police Officer was transported to a local hospital with smoke inhalation. The officer was treated and later released.

There are no other reports of injuries.

The Janesville Police Dept. is continuing to investigate this incident.

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