Not less than seven people had been dead in an early morning fire on Friday

In a four-family condo constructed in a suburb of Milwaukee, the authorities mentioned.

It broke out at about 5:11 a.m. within the village of Hartland, Wisconsin, Chief Torin J. Misko of the Hartland Police Division mentioned at an information convention.

Hartland has about 9,500 residents and is about 27 miles west of Milwaukee.

That is an energetic felony investigation by the Hartland Police Division, Chief Misko mentioned.

It was not clear what induced the fire or the place it originated within the construction.

Firefighters and police who arrived on the scene encountered what Chief Misko described as “a considerable amount of fire,”

Rescued people from the condo construction and balconies.

The American Crimson Cross of Wisconsin mentioned it was serving three households that had been displaced by the fire.