Fire and smoke cause Rec program to be relocated

Milwaukee firefighters are on the scene of a four-alarm blaze in the Riverwest area. 

MPS can confirm that there is a Recreation division program operating in the school nearest that fire.  The program is at Pierce Elementary School and is run in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club.

Children and staff were moved inside Pierce School, 2765 N. Fratney, to protect them from smoke from the fire.  Everyone is fine.

MPS will move the children and staff by bus from Pierce School to Fratney School, 3255 N. Fratney, a few blocks away.  Buses will return students to Pierce at 4:00 p.m. for their regular dismissal from the Rec program, unless parents opt to pick up their child(ren) from Fratney.  Boys and Girls Club staff are contacting parents who have children in the program to let them know everyone is safe and will be moved for the day.