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City of Madison Fire Department

  • Administration Phone:
    (608) 266-4420
  • Dane County Communications Non-Emergency Line:
    (608) 255-2345
  • Fax: (608) 267-1100
  • Email: fire@cityofmadison.com
  • Office Hours: M - F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • 05/14/2014 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 Circle at 7:23 p.m.

  • 05/09/2014 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 called to 1901 Fish Hatchery Road around 5:45 pm for a fire alarm.

  • 04/29/2014 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 Prairie Road.

  • 04/27/2014 Family of Six Displaced by Fire

    A second fire call to a west side home in the same day has displaced a family of six. City of Madison firefighters were called to two separate incidents at a duplex in the 3300 block of Prairie Road today.  

  • 04/21/2014 Crashed Truck Burns, Driver Escapes Safely

    A City of Madison water tank truck rolled over and caught on fire on the westbound beltline this morning.  The driver, who was helped out of the truck by a passing motorist, was transported to UW Hospital to be evaluated f

  • 04/08/2014 Quick Response Keeps Fire Outside of Home

    A quick response by City of Madison Firefighters stopped an exterior fire from burning into a home and causing interior damage late Monday afternoon.  When fire crews arrived at 1317 East Mifflin Street they discovered a f

  • 04/08/2014 Reminders for Spring Yard Clean-up

    The recent warmer weather has presented a perfect opportunity to do some spring clean-up around the yard.  The City of Madison Fire Department reminds residents of the following fire hazards and burning restrictions:

  • 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.