One Dog Dies, Second Survives In House Fire

Incident Type
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:53am
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:58am
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 11:08am
600 Block Wheeler Road
Madison, WI

A fire on Madison’s north side claimed the life of one dog and left a second one uninjured Sunday morning. The dog’s owners were away at the time of the fire.

The Madison Fire Department was dispatched to the single family home at 10:53 am. When Engine 10 and Medic 10 arrived on scene they reported heavy smoke and flames coming out of windows in the rear of the house.

Firefighters made a quick attack on the fire showing from the windows and then entered the house. The fire was quickly knocked down and a search of the house was conducted. Firefighters located one dog and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. The other dog ran out of the house and was taken to a vet clinic for evaluation.

Other units on the scene opened up the attic and extinguished some fire that had spread into the attic.

The fire caused approximately $100,000 damage to the building and approximately $35,000 damage to its contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Posted 11/05/2017 - 3:36pm

Eric Dahl, 608-261-9845,