Milwaukee family left homeless after New Year’s fire

MILWAUKEE (WHDH) — A Wisconsin family of nine is now homeless after a large fire tore through their house Sunday.

The fire started just after midnight on New Year’s Day. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion as the flames grew larger.

Six children were able to get out of the house without being hurt but their parents were injured trying to escape. An 18-month-old baby was also taken to the hospital as a precaution with smoke inhalation.

The Red Cross has stepped in to help the family.

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