Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 5:26am
An early morning fire displaced four residents on Madison's northside. The fire, reported at 4:08 AM, caused approximately $75,000 in smoke and water damage to their two-story home. No injuries were reported at the fire scene.
Firefighters made a quick interior attack and had the fire under control within minutes of their arrival at 1526 Comanche Glen. A complete search of the home was conducted to confirm that everyone had safely evacuated the building.
Two dogs that were in the home at the time of the fire escaped safely and were later reunited with the family. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The American Red Cross Badger Chapter is assisting the displaced residents with any temporary housing and personal needs they may have.
Firefighters remind everyone of these safety tips:
• Install smoke alarms on every level of the home and in each sleeping area. Interconnected smoke alarms will make sure the alarm is heard throughout the home.
• Test your smoke alarms every month.
• Have a home escape plan and practice it twice a year.
• When the alarm sounds, get out and stay out.
• After you have escaped, call 9-1-1 from a safe place.
• Never go back inside the building for any reason.
• Please visit www.madisonfire.org for more safety information.
- Eric Dahl, 608-279-7148