Fire causes $100,000 damage at east side building

Fire department credits sprinklers for minimizing damage
Fire causes $100,000 damage at east side building

Madison fire officials credit sprinklers for limiting damage to an industrial building on Madison’s east side Wednesday morning.

Firefighters went to the Aramark Uniform Service building just after midnight Wednesday following a report of a fire alarm. When they got there, they found black smoke billowing out of the back of the building.

Firefighters called for a full fire response and forced entry into the building. Fire crews had to put fires in 10 to 15 metal bins of uniforms, linens and towels. Fire officials estimate the blaze caused $100,000 in damage to the building and its contents.

Officials said four or five sprinkler heads kept the fire from spreading inside the building, limiting the damage. However, extensive smoke damage occurred throughout the second floor warehouse and office area.