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Crews put out 3-alarm fire at Sydney Hih in Milwaukee

An early morning fire Friday at the Sydney Hih building in Milwaukee left the structure partially demolished and partially burned. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Milwaukee firefighters have extinguished a three-alarm fire at a downtown landmark that already has been partially demolished.

Crews spent early Friday morning sifting through damage on the rooftop of the Sydney Hih building. The fire occurred at about 1 a.m. Friday morning on the corner of North Old World 3rd Street and West Juneau Avenue.

Construction crews recently began to demolish the historic structure. Gas and power were shut off to the building, according to reports.

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