Unauthorized Campfire Extinguished Along Lakeshore Path

Incident Type
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:25pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:31pm
Lakeshore Path
Madison, WI 53706

Passersby discovered a fire burning along the Lakeshore Path, near the area of the UW Natatorium, Wednesday evening, prompting a response from Engine Company 4.

According to witnesses, the fire looked like it had been burning for quite a while as some of the logs were already turned to ash.

As Engine Company 4 responded via the Lakeshore Path, they were directed toward the 3-foot by 3-foot path of land where branches continued to burn. Firefighters took the burning logs and submerged them in the lake and swept away any remaining ashes.

A chair, a couple of coolers, and some fishing equipment suggested there had been at least one person associated with the fire, but nobody came forward to claim responsibility for the unauthorized campfire.

Posted 09/20/2017 - 7:13am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)