Garage Fire Under Investigation; Damages Estimated at $70,000
The City of Madison Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at the 4500 block of N Sherman Ave. Upon arrival, Engine Co. 10 found heavy smoke pushing from the garage eaves. The homeowner was on scene and confirmed everybody was out of the structure.
Firefighters began fire attack, knocking down the fire within 15 minutes. The garage sustained heavy damage with some minor extension into the home and attic spaces.
MGE was quick to respond with crew in the area to secure gas and electric service to the building. The fire was discovered by the neighbor, who called 911 and reported the garage fire.
There were no injuries to report. The residents and two dogs were displaced. Investigators estimate the damage to the garage at $70,000. The cause remains under investigation.