Early Morning Fire At West Side Auto Service Center
Fire Damages Auto Service Center
The Madison Fire Department responded to an early morning fire at The Goodyear Auto Service Center at 437 Commerce Drive on Madison’s west side.
West side crews were dispatched at 12:55 AM Tuesday to the fire call, this included Engine 12, Ladder 2, Engine 7, Ladder 7, Engine 4, and Medic 2. Engine 9 and Medic 9 were also called to the scene once it was determined that this was going to be a “working fire”. The fire was located in the service bay of the shop, one car was on fire, and the other cars and the structure itself were threatened.
Rapid fire attack operations prevented the fire from spreading throughout the structure. There was significant fire damage to the original vehicle, and significant smoke damage throughout the service bay area. There was also fire and heat damage to automotive equipment in the service bay and smoke damage to two other vehicles parked in the service bay. Damages are estimated to be $80,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- Joel Kneifel, (608) 267-8608, firstname.lastname@example.org