Fire damages condominium in Oregon

Officials investigate cause of fire

Published On: Jul 07 2012 08:39:09 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2012 11:58:32 AM CDT
OREGON, Wis. -

Two firefighters were hurt while battling a condominium fire that caused more than $100,000 in damage Saturday night.

The Oregon Area Fire & EMS District was fighting a two-acre brush fire assisted by several other fire departments in the Town of Oregon for a couple hours when it was dispatched to a structure fire at 199 Prairie Grass Road in the Village of Oregon.

There was heavy fire and smoke coming from a condo in the six-unit condo building at South Point Condos when the first crews arrived just before 8 p.m.

The occupants of the condo unit were not home at the time. Fire officials said the fire threatened a second attached condo unit.

Multiple departments responded to the fire, including Fitchburg firefighters and Stoughton EMS.

While attempting to extinguish fire in the roof area, one firefighter fell through the roof. A nearby firefighter was able to hang onto the firefighter until two others assisted in pulling the firefighter back onto the roof and took him to an ambulance for treatment. The firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

One additional firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion at the scene but not transported to a hospital.

Officials said the fire was brought under control in about 90 minutes. They said the unit involved in the fire suffered more than $100,000 in damage.

The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

The Red Cross was called in to assist the residents of the six units. No residents were injured in the fire.