Fire Damages Two Vehicles In Ho-Chunk Parking Lot

Incident Type
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 6:22pm
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 6:31pm
4000 Block Evan Acres Road
Madison, WI 53711

A fire consumed a passenger van in the parking lot of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison Monday evening, sending Engine Company 5 to that location around 6:30 p.m.

The Ford Windstar van was fully involved when firefighters pulled their bumper line for fire attack. After extinguishing the fire, Engine Company 5 noted extensive damage throughout the engine and passenger compartments.

A Ford Taurus parked near the van also suffered damage on its driver’s side.

The driver of the Windstar said he’d parked it at the casino around 6:00 p.m., approximately 20 minutes before Engine 5 was dispatched to the fire. Because he’d borrowed the van from a friend, he didn’t know of any recent service performed on the vehicle or any existing mechanical issues.

The cause and origin of the fire could not be determined.

Posted 09/05/2017 - 8:43am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)