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Lori Wirth (608) 266-5947

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Bernadette Galvez      (608) 261-9844
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Posted on Jul 14, 2014:
'National Pet Fire Safety Day' Prevention Tips to Keep Pets from Home Fires
To help reduce the estimated 500,000 pets affected by home fires each year, The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services today launched the …
Posted on Jul 8, 2014:
Fisherman Pulls Young Man Into The Safety Of His Boat
Shortly after 7:00 pm, a fisherman pulled a young man into the safety of his boat on Lake Mendota.   Scuba 1, Car 31, Engine 4, Medic 1 and UWPD …
Posted on Jul 3, 2014:
Madison Firefighters Quickly Douse Apartment Fire
City of Madison firefighters made quick work of an apartment fire this afternoon on the city’s east side. Crews were dispatched to the 5000 block …
Posted on Jul 2, 2014:
Kitchen Fire Damages Apartment
A kitchen fire caused approximately $10,000 damage to an efficiency apartment at 2120 University Avenue Tuesday night.  City of Madison …
Posted on Jul 1, 2014:
“Safe & Sane” Fireworks? No Such Thing.
As sure as dandelions crop up in the spring, the onset of summer brings a surge of fireworks stands in anticipation of the 4th of July holiday. The …
Posted on Jun 30, 2014:
Two People Displaced by House Fire
City of Madison firefighters battled a house fire late last night on the city’s near east side. Engine Company 3 was dispatched at 11:23 p.m. …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Road Closures Due to Downed Trees and Safety Guidelines
Cleanup has begun to areas affected by last night’s severe weather.  The attached map lists road closures within the city due to downed …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Severe Weather Event
Early this morning, a line of severe weather struck the City of Madison in several areas.  This severe weather caused heavy damage to trees, the …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Roofs Torn From Homes on West Side
Shortly after midnight, 911 Communications received calls from multiple residents on Friar Lane, reporting their roof was just torn from their …
Posted on Jun 13, 2014:
Children Escape Fire Safely
Three children escaped without injury from a house fire this afternoon on Madison’s eastside.  The fire started in a bedroom after two of the …
Posted on Jun 10, 2014:
Safety Saturday Event On The Capitol Square
Safety Saturday returns to the Capitol Square this weekend, June 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity …
Posted on Jun 10, 2014:
Sprinkler System Prevents Major Damage
Water from a single fire sprinkler controlled a bedroom fire in the Tower Apartments at Oakwood Village West Monday night.  Damage was minimal and …
Posted on Jun 2, 2014:
One Adult and One Child Transported to Hospital After Kitchen Fire
One adult and one child were transported to UW Hospital for possible smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire on Madison’s West side Thursday …
Posted on May 27, 2014:
Pot of Oil Left on Stove Caused $40,000 in Damage
An east side home suffered $40,000 in damage after a pot of oil was left on the stove. Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call …
Posted on May 26, 2014:
Hot Ashes in Garage Lead to Fire
Hot ashes placed in a paper bag and left in the garage lead to a garage fire on Madison’s far east side this afternoon.  The fire caused an …
Posted on May 22, 2014:
Safe Grilling for the Holiday Weekend
Memorial Day weekend seems to be the official start of the grilling season. U.S. Fire Administration estimates 5,700 grill fires on residential …
Posted on May 20, 2014:
Illegal Basement Bedroom Fire Kills 1 Cat
One cat died in a fire that occurred in an illegal basement bedroom. Two occupants left the home when they were alerted by smoke alarms. They …
Posted on May 20, 2014:
MFD Investigators Find Causes for Three Structure Fires
City of Madison fire investigators have determined a cause for each of three structure fires occurring last week. A kitchen fire that killed three …
Posted on May 16, 2014:
3-Alarm Fire Closes State Administration Building for the Day
A smoky, early morning fire has closed down the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development at 201 East Washington Avenue. Madison firefighters …
Posted on May 16, 2014:
Busy Night for Madison Firefighters With Three Structure Fires
City of Madison firefighters scrambled to manage resources this evening with three near-simultaneous structure fires between 6:30 and 7:00. The …
Posted on May 15, 2014:
Firefighters Extinguish Flare-Up on Loomis Circle
City of Madison firefighters returned to 9 Loomis Circle shortly after midnight when a stubborn apartment fire traveled into the attic of an …
Posted on May 15, 2014:
Nine People Displaced by Apartment Fire
City of Madison firefighters battled a fully involved structure fire on the city’s east side this evening. Firefighters were dispatched to 9 Loomis …
Posted on May 10, 2014:
Sprinklers Control Fire at Capital Newspapers
A fire in a boiler room at Capital Newspapers forced around 35 employees out of their building Friday evening.  City of Madison Firefighters were …
Posted on Apr 29, 2014:
Unattended Cooking Caused Duplex Kitchen Fire
City of Madison fire investigators have concluded that a pot of oil left on the stove caused Saturday night’s duplex fire in the 3300 block of …
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