One Injured, Building Compromised In East Side Explosion

Incident Type
Structure
Dispatch
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:14pm
Arrival
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:20pm
Address
50 Block Corry Street
Madison, WI 53704
Narrative

East side firefighters and firefighter/paramedics responded to 56 Corry Street late Wednesday night for a reported explosion with one person injured.

Engine 3 and Medic 3 arrived on scene and made contact with one person who had been inside the metal Quonset hut structure at the time of the explosion. Paramedics transported him to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Aside from small flames that were easily extinguished with blasts from a water extinguisher, there was no active fire. Engine 8 and Ladder 8 assisted Engine 3 in surveying the building and determining there were no more hot spots.

Firefighters’ attention then turned to the integrity of the structure, which they determined had been compromised.

The cause is under investigation.
 
 
 
 
 
This report has been updated to reflect the correct dispatch address.

Posted 09/21/2017 - 9:42am
Contacts

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)