This is one block away from me... I looked out my windows and the whole street is blocked off and there are fire trucks everywhere.Injuries at 3-Alarm High Rise Fire
Seven paramedic units were called in a smoky 3 alarm fire in a 14 story high rise building for elderly residents at XXXXX on Milwaukee's east side. One resident was taken to Columbia St. Mary's hospital with critical injuries.
Umm... forgive my ignorance... but what is the significance of a "three alarm" fire? I know I've heard of a "five alarm"... I'm assuming the higher the number... the worse it is?