Madison police, fire respond to fire at unoccupied building on city’s east side

Madison police and fire are responding to an active fire in the Town of Burke
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MADISON. Wis — Firefighters responded early Friday morning to a fire at an abandoned property on Madison’s east side.

When crews arrived at 2011 Waterfall Way they found a barn, which had been converted to a residential property, was fully engulfed in flames, according to a Madison Fire Department incident report.

Firefighters used two fire engines and a ladder truck to relay water to the scene from the nearest fire hydrant. Officials said the structure’s remote location in an undeveloped area made hydrant access an issue.

Madison Water Utility helped firefighters by increasing water pressure to the hydrant that crews used so they could effectively fight the fire.

Crews knocked down the fire roughly an hour and a half after they arrived, according to the report.

Officials said that despite the barn being turned into a residential building, there were no known occupants at the time.