PHOTOS: Madison Fire Department investigating fire at former pub

MADISON, Wis. — An investigation is underway after a fire at a vacant business near the campus of Madison College and Dane County Regional Airport Friday morning.

Fire crews were called to the location of the former Callahan’s Sports Pub on Bartillion Drive, just off of Stoughton Road, at about 10:41 a.m. Friday after several people called 911 reporting black smoke coming from the building. Crews got to the scene a little more than 5 minutes later and saw fire on the roof.

Firefighters focused on the roof and attic of the building and were able to put out the fire. The Madison Fire Department checked to see if anyone was trapped inside and did not find anyone inside.

Callahan’s Sports Pub permanently closed in 2018.

The department’s fire investigation team is still on the scene trying to determine a cause.