Two officers from the Milwaukee Police Department’s Fourth District took quick action to extinguish a fire and prevent further damage. The officers were conducting an investigation in the 4900 block of N. 106th Street at approximately 5:50 am on May 25 when they noticed smoke in the area. They saw a wooden fence engulfed in flames in the back yard of a home and called for the fire department to respond to the scene. The flames were threatening nearby structures so officers used garden hoses from homes to fight the fire on their own. The officers extinguished nearly all the flames prior to the arrival of the fire department. The alertness displayed by the District 4 officers helped protect life and property.