Greenway Plaza Businesses Damaged by Fire

Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 4:59am

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