Media Release: Fire at 4859 N Mohawk


For Immediate Release:

Glendale, WI: This morning at approximately 1:59a.m., the Bayside Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident of the structure at 4859 N. Mohawk Avenue in Glendale reporting a fire. The caller stated that he could see smoke and flames and that he was in the process of evacuating other residents. North Shore Fire/Rescue and Glendale Police units were dispatched immediately.

First arriving fire crews were on scene quickly and reported moderate smoke and fire coming from a first-floor unit. In addition, one resident from the affected unit was found outside requiring medical attention. Crews initiated an aggressive offensive fire attack and were able to quickly bring the fire under control. Searches of the units revealed no other victims.

There were no injuries to any of the fire or law enforcement personnel operating at the scene.

The American Red Cross was requested to the scene to assist all of the affected residents. There was heavy fire and smoke damage to the unit of origin. The remaining units suffered moderate smoke damage. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at approximately $50,000.

It was determined that the fire started in the living room area of a first-floor unit. At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation with North Shore Fire/Rescue and the Glendale Police Department. The injured resident was transported to Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s-Milwaukee for evaluation and treatment.

Smoke alarms were sounding on the arrival of the fire units. The alarms alerted residents to evacuate. This serves as a reminder that the early notification from working smoke alarms on every floor and inside and outside every sleeping area can save lives.

North Shore Fire/Rescue was assisted on scene by resources from the Milwaukee Fire Department. In addition, several neighboring municipalities provided resources for covering subsequent calls for service during the incident.

For more information regarding this incident, please contact Lieutenant Dan Tyk, at 414-357-0113 ext. 1513 or