A fire at a Wausau apartment complex Sunday prompted one woman to jump from the third floor of the building to escape.
Firefighters responded to the fire at an apartment complex on Thomas St. and 10th St. at around 12:30 p.m. according to Wausau Fire Battalion Chief Allan Antolik.
Antolik said it took about half an hour to put out the fire. The 10-unit apartment building has no vacancies, and Antolik said it took a while to evacuate everyone inside.
Resident Eric Habley, who is also a member of the National Guard, attempted to catch the woman who jumped from the third floor. However, Habley says the woman slipped through his arms and her head hit the pavement.
That woman was taken to a hospital. One other person was also injured during the fire. Antolik says the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and the extent of the damage to the building is unknown at this point. It is also unknown how many people were inside the building at the time.
WJFW will continue to update this story.
|Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team