A large fire broke out on Madison's east side Friday at around 7:30 p.m.

Madison police said a building under construction started on fire at the intersection of Apollo Way and Jupiter Drive. 

At around 9:45 p.m., Madison fire authorities reported the fire was 90 percent contained.

Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis said the fire engulfed a 64-unit building. Chief Davis says the top two floors were fully engulfed in flames when the first fire crews arrived. Madison Fire Department Public Information Officer Lori Worth said the building contractor is FMI Development. The first crews to Friday's fire came from Station #13, which recently had its grand opening.


News 3 crews report debris is falling from the fire, near Interstate 39/90 and the Cottage Grove exit.

News 3 Meteorologist Bob Lesh reported that the smoke plume from the fire is so large, it is visible on radar.