Greenway Plaza Businesses Damaged by Fire

September 3, 2011

The City of Madison Fire Department responded to an early morning fire at 1325 Greenway Cross. The fire was called in by a passerby who reported flames and smoke showing.

Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the exterior of the building. Crews entered through a front entrance that leads to a common hallway.

Inside, firefighters reported smoke, flames and smoldering embers on the floor.

Fire was also found above a false ceiling that had crews chasing hot spots for more than two hours. Engine Company 1 ventilated the roof, which greatly slowed the progress of the fire. Knockdown was declared at 6:44. Crews remained on the scene to maintain watch for any remaining hotspots.

Investigators were called in. Damages are still being calculated but are expected to exceed $500,000.

Businesses at Greenway Plaza include Greenway Crossing Montessori, Panaderia & Taqueria Marimar, El Palacio, a clothing store, and Madineh Academy of Madison.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • Lori Wirth, (608) 575-4943