Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:29am
City of Madison Firefighters responded to an apartment fire this morning at 9:52. The fire occurred in the kitchen of a 5th floor unit of the University Square Apartments at 212 Marion St.
The occupants of the unit were not home at the time of the fire. Other tenants evacuated the building. There were no injuries.
Residents reported smoke in the hallway on the fifth floor. Firefighters forced entry to the apartment where they were confronted with heavy smoke. A water extinguisher was used to douse the fire, which was contained to the single 2-bedroom apartment.
Occupants were assisted by the American Red Cross - Badger Chapter.
Damages are estimated at $10,000. Fire damage was confined to the kitchen area, with light smoke throughout the apartment.
The cause remains under investigation.
- Lori Wirth(608) 266-5947