Woman, 85, dies in Bay View house fire


An 85-year-old woman died in a house fire Saturday in Bay View, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department. The house was near East Nock and South Superior streets. The fire started in the basement and spread to all floors of the home, Assistant Chief David Votsis told WISN 12 News. The woman was found dead in her bed on the second floor. Votsis said there was a lot of debris in the house, which made the fire harder to fight. Two other people who live in the house were not there when the fire broke out.There were no working smoke detectors inside. The woman’s name has not yet been released.Firefighters are still investigating what may have caused the fire.

An 85-year-old woman died in a house fire Saturday in Bay View, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department.

The house was near East Nock and South Superior streets.

The fire started in the basement and spread to all floors of the home, Assistant Chief David Votsis told WISN 12 News.

The woman was found dead in her bed on the second floor.

Votsis said there was a lot of debris in the house, which made the fire harder to fight.

Two other people who live in the house were not there when the fire broke out.

There were no working smoke detectors inside.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.

Firefighters are still investigating what may have caused the fire.

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