Fire that displaces 4 families causes $200K in damage, officials say

No one was injured, police said
Fire that displaces 4 families causes $200K in damage, officials say
Chris Lee

The Madison Fire Department is investigating a fire at an apartment building that displaced 10 people Sunday night.

This happened just before 11 p.m. in the 700 block of North Thompson Drive on the east side of Madison.

Fire that displaces 4 families causes $200K in damage, officials say

Firefighters say the fire started on the second floor of the building. There was damage to the attic, firefighters say.

The four-apartment building was evacuated. The Red Cross is assisting any families affected. No injuries were reported. Firefighters say once the fire was out, families could go back inside to save their pets. A dog, cat, several birds, and a snake made it out safely.

Investigators said the fire cause about $200,000 in damage. The fire, which officials said was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials on the back deck, was determined to be accidental.

Madison fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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