BUT FIRST TONIGHT AT SIX.
THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.
INTO WHAT SPARKED A DEVESTATING FIRE LAST NIGHT.
IT SENT A MADISON FIREFIGHTER TO THE HOSPITAL AND
DESTROYED THE HOMES OF 15 PEOPLE.
THE INITIAL FIRE DISPLACED NINE RESIDENTS AROUND
LAST NIGHT ON MADISON'S EAST SIDE.
-- MICHELLE --
SEVERAL HOURS LATER - IT FLARED UP AGAIN AND DISPLACED
SIX ADDITIONAL RESIDENTS.
NEWS THREE'S DAVE DELOZIER...IS OUTSIDE OF WHAT IS
LEFT OF THE HOMES AND JOINS US.
ERIC AND MICHELLE THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT
HAPPENED HERE IS TO SHOW IT TO YOU.
THE FIRE RACED THROUGH THE ATTIC OF THESE FOUR RESIDENTS
IN THE COURSE OF BATTLING THIS - A MADISON FIREFIGHTER
HE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO A HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS
TREATED AND RELEASED.
TODAY RESIDENTS RETURNED TO SEE WHAT THE FIRE HAD
we gotta kind of rebuild from scratch.
TODAY THEY ARE SORTING THROUGH - WHAT THE FIRE LEFT
this whole box should be, this should be good to go.
GOOD TO GO - WHILE OTHER THINGS ARE SIMPLY GONE.
upstairs was pretty damaged and so i don't know.
this is probably from water.
AROUND LAST NIGHT EVERYTHING CHANGED.
and i looked and opened my window and saw black smoke
IN A MATTER OF SECONDS IT CAME DOWN TO - WHAT TO TAKE
AND WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND.
i was looking for my cat and then when i couldn't
find it was like, ok, purse, phone, laptop and i just
ran out and that's all i grabbed.
AN EMPTY KENNEL IS REMINDER OF HER CAT.
SHE COULDN'T FIND IT TO GET IT OUT.
FIREFIGHTERS EVENTUALLY DID.
i think they ended up finding her under my bed.
i don't know if there was water all over the place.
i'm sure he was terrified.
HER CAT - ZACHERY RAN AWAY FROM THE FIREFIGHTERS.
NOW, THE ARSON TASK FORCE IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
WHAT CAUSED THIS
EVEN HAVING THE WORD ARSON INVOLVED IS TROUBLING FOR
it is definitely a scary possibility and unnecessary,
if that were the reason.
i mean this shouldn't be here if that is the case.
it is just horrible.
SO WHILE INVESTIGATORS LOOK FOR THE WHY - RESIDENTS
LOOK FOR A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD.
this is like pictures of friends, family, box.
ALL THAT IS LEFT.
THEY HAVE NO INSURANCE AND NO IDEA WHERE TO EVEN GO
it is pretty rough trying to figure out what we're
going to do now.
INVESTIGATORS HAVE DETERMINED THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE.
THEY SAY IT STARTED INSIDE OF APARTMENT NUMBER 5.
WHAT THEY HAVEN'T DETERMINED YET - IS THE CAUSE OF
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