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9 displaced in duplex fire, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - Nine people were displaced Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in a duplex on Madison’s far east side, officials said.

Officials were called to 6615 Radford Drive around 10:45 a.m. for reports of an active structure fire, officials said.

Officials said five adults and four children were displaced from two units.

Officials at the scene said no one was injured in the fire. The Red Cross is assisting one of the families.

Fire Chief Steven Davis told News 3 the response time was very quick with the newest fire station, Fire Station 13, responding.

The interior of the duplex did not have fire damage, but it sustained significant smoke and water damage, according to officials.

Both units in the building were affected because the fire spread into the attic and across the length of the building, according to officials. 

Officers were alerted that there were two cats somewhere inside the unit that was on fire. One of the cats was found, brought outside and given a dish of water. The second cat was eventually located by the owner a couple of hours later and reunited with the other cat, officials said. 

There was also a family dog that stayed with a caretaker through the time of the fire, according to officials. 


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