20 Displaced in Apartment Fire

October 1, 2010

Residents from multiple units of a southside apartment were displaced on Friday night when fire damaged their building.

City of Madison firefighters were called to 1102 Moorland Rd. just before 8 p.m. after a woman in one of the apartments saw smoke coming from the base of an interior wall. Residents evacuated the building and no one was injured.

Crews saw no smoke outside the building, but noticed smoke in the first floor hall when they entering the structure.

Inside the apartments, firefighters say there was little visible flame, but hot spots in the wall were noted and it took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Four units on the first and second floors suffered extensive damage to the interior walls. There was smoke damage to adjacent apartments. In all, residents from eight apartments were unable to spend the night in their apartments. They were being assisted by the American Red Cross - Badger Chapter.

Initial damages are estimated at $35,000. The cause remains under
investigation.

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