No one was hurt, but six people are without a home after an apartment complex fire in De Pere Wednesday morning.
As soon as the 911 call came in at 9:15, fire crews knew exactly what to expect and do to knock the fire down quickly.
The 90-unit Crow’s Nest Apartments along the Fox River is one of many locations throughout the area known to firefighters as a “target hazard,” meaning they know it’s a building that will require many units to respond to help people evacuate.
The apartment complex is home to young professionals but also the elderly who may not be able to get out of the building on their own, so multiple agencies responded. “There’s multiple addresses that we call our target hazards... that we have a lot of people that we need to assist out. This is one of those facilities where we need to really assist people getting out. Not everybody can get out by themselves,” De Pere Battalion Chief Brett Jansen said.