VIDEO: The smoke has cleared but the damage remains at an apartment building on Milwaukee's east side. Several residents inside were dangling out of the windows, waiting for help when a fire broke out Friday night, Oct. 12. Those rescued were taken from the high rise by the fire department's ladder. "I saw one of my friends being taken out on a stretcher," said Leslie Zimmermann. As the sirens blared and the smoke began to rise at St. Catherine Residence near Astor and Knapp, Leslie Zimmermann grabbed what's most important. "I took my cat. My cat Jolly," Zimmermann said. With more than 150 people inside, the calls for additional backup were doubled and tripled within minutes of arrival.