2-Alarm Fire Causes $200,000 Damage; 2nd Fire on East Side - $10,000

April 17, 2010

Busy Day for City of Madison Firefighters

City of Madison firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment building on Madison's west side this evening. Engine Company #12 was the first crew to the scene at 1040 North High Point. They arrived to find flames through the roof of the 2-story, 28-unit structure. Internal alarms were sounding and occupants had evacuated.

The fire quickly went to two alarms. Knockdown took almost an hour as crews battled flames in the roof and inside exterior walls.

Three people, 2 adults and an infant, were transported to Meriter Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

With half a dozen firefighting units at the scene, fire apparatus was repositioned to maintain coverage in the rest of the City.

Fire investigators estimated the damage to the building at $200,000. The cause remains under investigation.

As firefighters battled the High Point fire, another fire call came in on the east side of the City. Engine 5 was called to 516 East Lakeview Avenue for a deck fire in the rear of the house. The cause remains under investigation. Damages were estimated at $10,000. No one was injured.

Contact:
  • Lori Wirth, (608) 266-5947