Fire damages Porchlight apartment
Occupants escape safely
MADISON, Wis. — Fire damaged an apartment at a Madison emergency shelter Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to Porchlight, Inc. at 306 North Brooks Street at 2:26 p.m. for a report of a fire. Firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from the top floor of the 4-story building when they arrived.
Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to help them find the fire. The fire was knocked down within minutes.
A disabled occupant was carried down four flights of stairs and treated at the scene. All other occupants escaped safely.
Damage is estimated at $15,000 to the building and $5,000 to the contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.