Residential Fire on Southside

Incident Type
Structure
Dispatch
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:52pm
Arrival
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:56pm
Controlled
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:24pm
Address
4200 Block Sheffield Ave
Madison, WI 53711
Update

02/19/2018, 8:53am:
The investigation into this fire is still ongoing; however, Fire Investigators believe that the use of smoking materials while on portable oxygen was a factor in the victim’s death.

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02/15/2018, 11:42am:
The cause of the fire on Sheffield Road remains under investigation; however, the Madison Fire Department Fire Investigation Division has ruled the fire accidental in nature. Damages are estimated at approximately $125,000.

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02/11/2018, 12:02pm:
The victim who was able to evacuate, was transported to the hospital with injuries. The victim who was pulled out by firefighters did not survive. Any details pertaining to the identity of the victim will be released by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office.

Posted 02/19/2018 - 8:53am
Narrative

The Madison Fire Department responded to a residential fire on the 4200 block of Sheffield Ave on Saturday night. A call came in to dispatch at 6:51 pm reporting a structure fire with a possible trapped victim. The house was heavily involved, with smoke and flames visible, when crews arrived.

There were two residents in the home at the time the fire started. One was able to make their way out of the home to safety. Ladder 6 was the first to arrive on the scene at 6:56 pm and quickly began a rescue operation for the other resident. They located and pulled the resident out, announcing that all occupants were evacuated by 7:04 pm.

The crews continued to battle the fire, which had spread to the rear roof of the home and largely consumed the home. Crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to surrounding homes and trees although several neighbors were evacuated as a precaution. They had the fire extinguished and began clean up at 7:24 pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Posted 02/10/2018 - 11:25pm
Contacts

Amy Lampe, Fire Prevention Officer, (608) 243-0180