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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
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  • Office Hours: M - F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • 06/17/2014 Severe Weather Event

    Early this morning, a line of severe weather struck the City of Madison in several areas.  This severe weather caused heavy damage to trees, the electrical grid, homes, and commercial buildings in multiple neighborhoods th

  • 06/17/2014 Roofs Torn From Homes on West Side

    Shortly after midnight, 911 Communications received calls from multiple residents on Friar Lane, reporting their roof was just torn from their home.

  • 06/13/2014 Children Escape Fire Safely

    Three children escaped without injury from a house fire this afternoon on Madison’s eastside.  The fire started in a bedroom after two of the children were playing with a lighter.  

  • 06/10/2014 Safety Saturday Event On The Capitol Square

    Safety Saturday returns to the Capitol Square this weekend, June 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  • 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.