Incident Type: 
Alarm Investigation
Monday, November 7, 2022 - 7:37am
100 block S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Madison, WI

While on scene of an EMS call on Fair Oaks Avenue, Engine Co. 10 saw what appeared to be a cloud of steam or smoke down the road. Meanwhile, Engine Co. 3 had just been dispatched for a water flow alarm at Kipp Corporation, 166 South Fair Oaks Avenue.

Engine 10 cleared from the EMS call and proceeded down the street to investigate the smoke. Engine 3 also continued in. Firefighters were met by staff who said a receptacle that collects metal shavings and other dust/debris had ignited. The sprinkler system inside the collector activated, extinguishing the fire before it could spread.

Nobody was injured, and fire crews determined there were no other hazards present.

Posted 11/08/2022 - 3:00pm

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)