Two fire, two homes, two days

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The house on Jackson Street was set on fire Nov. 14.

Joe Schulz, Managing Editor

“Last Thursday and Friday, the Oshkosh Fire Department responded to two fires in the span of two days, resulting in three people being sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to press releases from the fire department.

Jackson Street
The Fire Department was dispatched to the first fire at 1022 Jackson St. on Nov. 14 at 10:34 a.m. when a caller reported that the downstairs of the duplex was filled with smoke.

The responding units reported the duplex as having flames and smoke coming out of the north side of the building.
The upstairs unit housed six people, four of whom were home at the time of the fire. Three of them were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

There were two dogs in the upstairs unit as well, and both got out of the building safely. At the time of the fire, the downstairs tenant was at work.

The Red Cross was called to assist the occupants due to damage done to the structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The patch of Jackson Street from Scott Avenue to New York Avenue was closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. due to the fire.

Monroe Street
The Fire Department was dispatched to the second fire at 939 Monroe St. on Nov. 15 at 5:22 a.m. after receiving a call about a possible structure fire.

Two residents were home at the time of the fire but escaped safely with their two dogs. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The first units on scene reported seeing smoke and fire through the garage door. The fire and smoke spread from the garage into the home, causing heat and smoke damage.