Smoke From Vacant Building Traced to Rooftop HVAC Problem

Incident Type
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 5:57pm
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 6:01pm
2300 Block S. Park Street
Madison, WI

A security officer dialed 911 Friday evening after hearing “a loud boom” and then seeing smoke rising from a vacant business on S. Park Street. Ladder Co. 6 responded to investigate. They determined the smoke was coming from a large HVAC unit on the roof, but there were no visible flames. Firefighters shut down electrical breakers that supplied the HVAC unit. Engine Co. 1 checked the inside of the building to confirm there was no fire there either. Ladder Co. 6 cooled the motor and surrounding area of the HVAC unit with water. The building owner was notified of the problem and that power to the unit had been shut down.

Posted 10/04/2021 - 9:42am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)