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06/10/2014 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 one person was transported to the hospital for a minor injury.
06/02/2014 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 afternoon.
05/26/2014 Pot of Oil Left on Stove Caused $40,000 in Damage
An east side home suffered $40,000 in damage after a pot of oil was left on the stove.
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.