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2 Dead, 5 Injured After Fire At Senior Community Apartments In Kenosha

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Two people are dead after a fire broke out at an apartment building in a senior community in Kenosha Monday night.

Firefighters responded to the apartment building, located at 1870 22nd Ave., at Saxony Manor around 9:30 p.m.

Flames and heavy smoke were seen coming from the windows.

"It was burning and burning," a resident told CBS 2. "It was horrible...It's hard when you lose people."

A neighbor saw the fire and tried to help.

"I called the person is the first apartment, there was no reply. I knocked on some doors and yelled 'fire,'" a neighbor told CBS 2. "You just can't leave when you know there are people there."

Two people were found dead at the scene. Five other people were taken to local hospitals.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.


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