Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 2:46am
At 2:05 am, interconnected smoke detectors in a utility room alerted residents of a fire at 6701 and 6715 Park Edge Drive. The building houses two side-by-side four plexes; eight units total with a shared basement.
When firefighters entered 6715 Park Edge, they noticed a slight smoke haze throughout the building. They searched the basement area and found a door that was hot to the touch. Crews forced the door open and extinguished the fire within 20 minutes.
A fire door to the utility room helped confine the fire and minimize the spread of smoke throughout the 2-story apartment complex. All residents evacuated safely and were able to return to their apartments.
Fire damage is estimated at $15,000. The cause is under investigation.
• Install smoke detectors and keep them in working order.
• Make an escape plan and practice it.
- Bernadette Galvez, 608-279-7168
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