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Madison Fire Department
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CURRENT NEWS RELEASES (90 day retention):

Lori Wirth (608) 266-5947

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Bernadette Galvez      (608) 261-9844
Eric Dahl (608) 261-9845
Posted on Aug 25, 2014:
Lightning Strikes Cause Two Fires
Lightning strikes caused two fires on Monday morning as storms rolled through Madison. One home and an apartment complex were damaged as a result …
Posted on Aug 20, 2014:
MFD Responds to Condominium Fire
This morning, at approximately 9:00AM, Madison Fire Department was called for a report of a structure fire at 3138 Dorchester Way.  While enroute, …
Posted on Aug 19, 2014:
Local 311 Fire Fighters Help Area School Children
Grassroots charity School Supplies For Kids and Fire Fighters Local 311 will team up Wednesday afternoon, August 20, to deliver donated school …
Posted on Aug 15, 2014:
Fourteen Homes Suffered Heat Damage From Apollo Way Fire
Fourteen homes on and around Apollo Way, suffered heat damage as a result from Friday’s fire. The fire could have turned into a large …
Posted on Aug 11, 2014:
City Of Madison Fire Department Requesting Photos or Videos from Apollo Way Fire
City of Madison Fire Department is asking the public to send any photos or video they may have of the Apollo Way fire, to the following e-mail …
Posted on Aug 9, 2014:
Fire Crews, Investigators Remain at Scene of Eastside Apartment Fire
Madison firefighters remain at the scene of last night's fire on Madison's east side. Two crews maintained fire watch overnight to battle hot …
Posted on Aug 9, 2014:
Massive Fire Destroys Apartment Building Under Construction
Madison firefighters battled a fast-moving fire for two hours Friday night before bringing it under control. Calls began coming in shortly after …
Posted on Aug 7, 2014:
Hazardous Incident Team Neutralizes Reaction
The Madison Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) responded to Oscar Mayer Foods this afternoon to neutralize a chemical …
Posted on Aug 1, 2014:
Firehouse #5 Hosts Firefighter Fun Day
On Saturday, August 2, 2014 City of Madison Firefighters at Fire Station #5 will present "Firefighter Fun Day" for children, youth, and families. …
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 …
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