courthouse fire

December Communications

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s office says the first floor of the courthouse will reopen on Wednesday.

Milwaukee County Board Uses Temporary Space

Jul 12, 2013

The Milwaukee County Board is operational again following a staff relocation.

A number of jury trials will resume next week, as several floors of the Milwaukee County Courthouse open to the public.

The building has been closed this week, because of smoke and electrical damage from a fire last weekend.

The county executive’s office says crews continue to work around the clock to clean up from the smoke, in hopes that floors 5-7 of the courthouse can reopen on Monday. That would allow all criminal, family, small claims cases and jury trials to resume.

The Milwaukee County Board and committees will meet at substitute locations unless the Courthouse reopens.

Marti Mikkelson

Workers are making repairs and cleaning up after a weekend fire at the Milwaukee County Courthouse complex.