VIDEO: Multiple fire departments and other agencies are helping put the fire out in Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie Fire Assistant Chief Thane Westermeyer says when crews got to the building on Schiller, fire and smoke was coming from the basement. The fire quickly spread to the first and second floors. "We anticipate being on scene for a few more hours until we get the fire under control. Then we're going to have to assess the stability of the building, from an engineering standpoint as well as a fire investigation standpoint. So it could be later this afternoon. If not, the next few days before they can actually get in," Asst. Chief Westermeyer told 27 News, talking about the residents displaced.
The local American Red Cross chapter is also at the scene helping. It tweeted this morning, "Sun Prairie fire is large and so is our response." The Red Cross tells 27 News it will be bringing residents to Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School to keep them warm and provide food.