Damage from violence in Kenosha tops $11 million

Volunteers prepare hamburgers for mural painting volunteers working in front of one of the city's dozens of burnt buildings in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. The southern Wisconsin city remained on edge following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, and the violent protests that followed. Photo: AP/ Russell Contreras. Volunteers prepare hamburgers for mural painting volunteers working in front of one of the city's dozens of burnt buildings in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. The southern Wisconsin city remained on edge following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, and the violent protests that followed.

Associated Press
Created: September 16, 2020 10:26 AM

Kenosha's fire chief says damage from the unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake has now topped $11 million.

Fire Chief Charles Leipzig told the Police and Fire Commission Tuesday the record fire loss came in the days following the Aug. 23 shooting of Blake, who was left partially paralyzed by the gunshots to his back.

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