Multiple departments put out Town of Sun Prairie house fire

Multiple departments put out Town of Sun Prairie house fire
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A Town of Sun Prairie family is facing extensive damage to their home after an early-morning fire Thursday.

More than 10 fire and EMS departments fought the fire at 5332 Stark Road in the Town of Sun Prairie for more than three and a half hours early Thursday morning while overnight temperatures were in the single digits.

Crews from Marshall EMS, Deer Grove EMS, Marshall Fire, Cottage Grove Fire, DeForest Fire, Truax Fire, Dane Fire, Columbus Fire, McFarland Fire and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office helped the Sun Prairie Fire Department in fighting the fire.

The Sun Prairie Fire Department says crews fought the fire from both inside and outside the building, but had to make a trench cut in the home’s roof once the fire spread there.

The Sun Prairie Fire Department is continuing to investigate the cause of the fire, but they say it is not considered to be suspicious. The department says initial damage estimates total $150,000. The Red Cross is assisting the people who live in the home.

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