Residents who weren’t already awake along Black Oak Ave. near the Area Learning Center early last Friday morning awoke to the sounds of sirens.

Residents who weren’t already awake along Black Oak Ave. near the Area Learning Center early last Friday morning awoke to the sounds of sirens. Multiple units from the Monte­video Fire Depart­ment, Police Department, and Chip­pewa County Sher­iff’s Department responded to the report of an apartment fire at the 1415 Black Oak apartment complex.

At approximately 7 a.m., Chippewa County Dis­patch received a 911 call from a resident of the building who reported a fire in one of the apartments. The resident also believed that there were still residents in the building.

According to a report released by the Montevideo Police De­part­ment,  upon arrival at the scene, officers were initially  unable to  account for all tenants. They then entered the building along with members of the Montevideo Fire Depart­ment and were able to make contact with the remaining tenants.

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