1 person taken to hospital after fire at Fitchburg house

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FITCHBURG, Wis. — One person was taken to a local hospital Saturday night after a fire at a house in Fitchburg.

According to Dane County dispatch, a call came in for a residential structure fire in the 5000 block of Meadwood Drive around 5:30 p.m. Officials said the fire started in the garage but quickly spread to the rest of the house, including all rooms and the attic.

Authorities said the homeowner was taken to a local hospital and was treated for minor burns. No other injuries were reported.

Neighboring homes were also evacuated as a safety precaution; Madison Metro provided a bus to keep people warm amid sub-zero temperatures. Officials said The Salvation Army was also requested to help provide support for the firefighters and neighbors.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fitchrona EMS, Fitchburg Police, Madison Fire and Verona Fire all responded to the scene.