Current News Releases

  • 05/25/2014 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 estimated $25,000 in damage to the garage and its contents.  

  • 05/22/2014 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 properties occur annually in the United States.  

  • 05/20/2014 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 escaped uninjured.  

  • 05/20/2014 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.

  • 05/16/2014 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.

  • 05/15/2014 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.

  • 05/15/2014 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 adjacent building.  

  • 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