Wisconsin Police Officer Wakes Residents After Spotting Garage on Fire

A police officer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, raised the alarm in the early hours of Monday, November 14, after discovering a garage fire during a patrol.

Bodycam footage released by the Wauwatosa Police Department shows an officer running around a residential neighborhood near the First Congregational Church.

A garage next to several residential houses can be seen engulfed in flames as the officer knocks on doors to wake residents.

Wauwatosa Police Department said the local fire department attended the incident. No one was injured. Credit: Wauwatosa Police Department via Storyful

Video transcript

[POLICE RADIO CHATTER]

(ON RADIO) - Affirmative.

[FOOTSTEPS RUNNING]

(ON RADIO) - Steve, do you think we need to start evacuating some of those houses nearby?

- Affirmative. I'm starting.

[LOUD KNOCKING]

(ON RADIO) - Hathaway's on it.

[RUNNING FOOTSTEPS]

[LOUD KNOCKING]

[POLICE RADIO CHATTER]

[FOOTSTEPS]

[FLAMES CRACKLING]

[POLICE RADIO CHATTER]

(ON RADIO) - Affirmative.

[RUNNING FOOTSTEPS]

(ON RADIO) - Steve, do you think we need to start evacuating some of those houses nearby?

- Affirmative. I'm starting.

[LOUD KNOCKING]

(ON RADIO) - Hathaway's on it.

[RUNNING FOOTSTEPS]

[LOUD KNOCKING]

[POLICE RADIO CHATTER]

[FOOTSTEPS]

[FLAMES CRACKLING]