MFD On Scene of Fire at Engineering Hall on UW-Madison Campus
MFD was dispatched to 1415 Engineering Drive, Engineering Hall, on the UW-Madison campus for an alarm investigation. Engine 4 was sent to investigate. Just as they arrived on scene, UWPD officers confirmed a fire on the fifth floor of the building. MFD upgraded the call to a structure fire response, sending additional fire crews to the scene.
The fire was knocked down at 7:49 AM. At this time, fire crews continue to clear smoke out from the building. Everybody evacuate the building safely. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
According to UW-Madison, all classes at Engineering Hall have been canceled and the building is anticipated to remain closed all day. Students are encouraged to pay attention to the email for more information.
Motorists passing through the Campus area can expect traffic backups during this time. This report will be updated as more information becomes available.