Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:50am
Fire Last Night on Williamson Street
The Madison Fire Department responded last night to a residential fire at 1138 Williamson Street. Occupants could smell smoke, and were alerted by a smoke alarm to a fire in the rear area of the home. They were able to escape safely despite heavy smoke.
As the occupants were evacuating, Paramedics in Madison Fire Department Medic 8 ambulance were passing by, and saw smoke and flames showing on the side of the home on the first and second stories. They called in the fire to the 911 call center. The residents informed the firefighters that everyone had evacuated.
Additional firefighters began arriving in four minutes, and a fire attack was started from both the front of the house and the back.
Within minutes they were able to knock down the flames on the first floor, as well as the fire that had spread to the second floor. A search was made which confirmed that there were no other people in the home, and that the fire had not spread to the basement or attic.
The Red Cross is assisting the occupants. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there are no damage estimates at this time.
- Joel Kneifel, 608-575-5090, firstname.lastname@example.org