Current News Releases
04/04/2014 Warmer Weather Prompts Fire Safety Reminders
With the weather beginning to warm up, and the promise of more outdoor activities this weekend, the City of Madison Fire Department has some reminders for residents regarding fire safety and prevention.
04/02/2014 Yesterday’s Fires Both Attributed to Electrical Problems
Madison firefighters responded to two fires yesterday, one at a downtown two-flat apartment building and one at a near east restaurant. Investigators now say both fires were caused by electrical problems.
04/02/2014 Occupants Displaced By Apartment Fire
An afternoon fire at a 2-story house in downtown Madison caused approximately $60,000 damage. Firefighters were called to the 400 block of West Mifflin St. at 3:14 p.m.
04/01/2014 Fire Was Kept in Check by Sprinkler System At Yahara River View Apartments – Allowing Residents To Evacuate The Building Safely
Yahara River View Apartment residents are thankful for its fire sprinkler system after a fire broke out in a second floor apartment on Saturday, March 29th around 8:00 am, as a result of a dryer fire.
04/01/2014 Fire Sprinkler System Extinguishes Dryer Fire
City of Madison Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a dryer fire in a 60-unit apartment complex at 1459 E. Main Street, the Yahara River View Apartments, around 8:00 am.
03/10/2014 Fire Damages Burger King Restaurant
An early morning fire at a Burger King restaurant caused approximately $60,000 damage in the kitchen area. Employees were preparing to open for business when they discovered the fire near the deep fryer. An employee trie
03/04/2014 Resident Extinguishes Kitchen Fire
A kitchen fire caused approximately $5,000 damage to an east side duplex early Tuesday morning. The resident of 1303 South Thompson Drive was cooking when a pan of oil caught fire on the stove top. While the other occupa
02/19/2014 Staying Safe Between Storms
A day or two gap in the relentless winter of 2013-14 offers an opportunity to maintain safety in and around your home.
02/02/2014 Firefighters Respond to Afternoon Apartment Fire; No Injuries
Rapid, aggressive firefighting held an apartment fire to a single unit this afternoon at Porchlight, Inc., 306 North Brooks Street. Madison firefighters responded to the scene at 2:26 p.m.
01/29/2014 Investigation Continues into Atlas Avenue Warehouse Fire
Madison firefighters have left the scene of a stubborn warehouse fire at 314 Atlas Avenue on the city’s east side.
01/29/2014 Firefighters To Train In Donated Homes
On Thursday, January 30th, City of Madison Firefighters will have the opportunity to perform live training exercises in several houses.
01/28/2014 Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire; Frigid Temperatures
Madison firefighters remain at the scene of a stubborn warehouse fire at 314 Atlas Avenue on the city’s east side.