Medical examiner IDs man who died in east Madison fire

One person died and 11 others were displaced after a fire at a condominium building on Madison’s near east side Sunday morning, fire officials said.

In a news release, fire officials said they received a call at 4:44 a.m. reporting smoke in the hallway of the building on Sherman Terrace. When firefighters arrived at 4:51 a.m., they found a fire inside one of the units. No flames were visible from outside.

Fire officials said no one was evacuating from the building and no alarms were sounding when firefighters arrived.

Sidney M. Nowland, 58, was found in the unit that was on fire, the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday morning.

Paramedics performed lifesaving measures before taking Nowland to UW Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the release said.

According to the medical examiner’s office, Nowland died from injuries he suffered in the fire. Additional testing was underway on Monday.

The American Red Cross is helping the displaced residents find temporary accommodations, fire officials said.

The fire remains under investigation, the release said.

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