Fire in basement displaces residents of Rutgers Street apartment

–Charles Davis/Press-Gazette

Investigators are looking into the cause of a basement fire Saturday at an apartment building on Green Bay’s west side.

Nineteen personnel responded to the fire about 10:37 a.m. at 417 Rutgers St., said battalion chief Mark Mandich.

The fire was put out within 15 minutes and crews made sure the fire didn’t spread and limited damage.

Ten residents of the two-story building were evacuated by the time crews arrived. Two women were still inside and later helped to safety.

No one was injured and Mandich said the fire does not appear suspicious.

The Lakeland Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting residents of the 12-unit structure.

 Mandich said most residents should be able to return, but two or three apartments may be not be livable.

 Damage estimates were not yet available.

 The property is owned by Packerland Properties & Investment Company and valued at $364,200, according to Brown County land records.

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