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Madison Fire Department
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CURRENT NEWS RELEASES (90 day retention):

Lori Wirth (608) 266-5947

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Bernadette Galvez      (608) 261-9844
Eric Dahl (608) 261-9845
Posted on Apr 9, 2014:
Quick Response Keeps Fire Outside of Home
A quick response by City of Madison Firefighters stopped an exterior fire from burning into a home and causing interior damage late Monday …
Posted on Apr 8, 2014:
Reminders for Spring Yard Clean-up
The recent warmer weather has presented a perfect opportunity to do some spring clean-up around the yard.  The City of Madison Fire Department …
Posted on Apr 4, 2014:
Warmer Weather Prompts Fire Safety Reminders
With the weather beginning to warm up, and the promise of more outdoor activities this weekend, the City of Madison Fire Department has some …
Posted on Apr 2, 2014:
Yesterday’s Fires Both Attributed to Electrical Problems
Madison firefighters responded to two fires yesterday, one at a downtown two-flat apartment building and one at a near east restaurant. …
Posted on Apr 2, 2014:
Occupants Displaced By Apartment Fire
An afternoon fire at a 2-story house in downtown Madison caused approximately $60,000 damage. Firefighters were called to the 400 block of West …
Posted on Apr 1, 2014:
Fire Was Kept in Check by Sprinkler System At Yahara River View Apartments – Allowing Residents To Evacuate The Building Safely
Yahara River View Apartment residents are thankful for its fire sprinkler system after a fire broke out in a second floor apartment on Saturday, …
Posted on Apr 1, 2014:
Fire Sprinkler System Extinguishes Dryer Fire
City of Madison Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a dryer fire in a 60-unit apartment complex at 1459 E. Main Street, the Yahara River …
Posted on Mar 10, 2014:
Fire Damages Burger King Restaurant
An early morning fire at a Burger King restaurant caused approximately $60,000 damage in the kitchen area.  Employees were preparing to open for …
Posted on Mar 4, 2014:
Resident Extinguishes Kitchen Fire
A kitchen fire caused approximately $5,000 damage to an east side duplex early Tuesday morning.  The resident of 1303 South Thompson Drive was …
Posted on Feb 19, 2014:
Staying Safe Between Storms
A day or two gap in the relentless winter of 2013-14 offers an opportunity to maintain safety in and around your home. The City of Madison Fire …
Posted on Feb 2, 2014:
Firefighters Respond to Afternoon Apartment Fire; No Injuries
Rapid, aggressive firefighting held an apartment fire to a single unit this afternoon at Porchlight, Inc., 306 North Brooks Street. Madison …
Posted on Jan 29, 2014:
Investigation Continues into Atlas Avenue Warehouse Fire
Madison firefighters have left the scene of a stubborn warehouse fire at 314 Atlas Avenue on the city’s east side. A fire crew maintained an …
Posted on Jan 29, 2014:
Firefighters To Train In Donated Homes
On Thursday, January 30th, City of Madison Firefighters will have the opportunity to perform live training exercises in several houses.  Four …
Posted on Jan 22, 2014:
Fire Sprinkler System Prevents Repeat of Major Fire At Apartment Complex
On July 14th, 2007, a fire caused $3.5 million damage to a 41-unit building in the Glacier Hills Apartment complex. The building was a total loss, …
Posted on Jan 22, 2014:
Firefighters Prevent Gas Leak Disaster
  A potential disaster was averted by Firefighters when a gas leak was found in a home on Adobe Way.  Firefighters from Engine 7 were preparing to …
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