Incident Type: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:18pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:21pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:44pm
1000 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703

Incident Address Updated

Multiple callers reported the initial incident address was 1015 E Washington Ave.  As the investigation continues the incident address is being updated to 1040 E Main St. 


On 09/21/22 at 6:18 pm, Madison Fire Department crews were dispatched to 1015 E. Washington Ave for a structure fire. Multiple callers reported heavy smoke and flames were visible on the roof of the building. Multiple callers also reported several people, who were on the roof were able to self-evacuate to an adjacent building.  

Engine 3 arrived on scene and began exterior fire attack, flowing water from the deck gun on their engine. Ladder 8 arrived on scene, set up their tower and also began flowing water from their tower to aid in exterior fire attack.

Engine 3 was able to transition to interior fire suppression operations with a hose line from their engine. Multiple other units assisted in establishing water supply, evacuating the building, and working with business owners. The fire was extinguished at 6:44 pm.

The Madison Fire Department Fire Investigation Team responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation and a damage estimate is not available.

Posted 09/21/2022 - 8:47pm

Amanda Hornung, Fire Prevention Officer, 608-228-9194