Overnight duplex fire in Monona kills dog

One firefighter transported to hospital for heat-related symptoms
Overnight duplex fire in Monona kills dog

An duplex fire in Monona takes the life of a dog and sends one firefighter to the hospital.

All residents of the home in the 6300 block of Ford Street were able to get out unharmed before alerting the fire department, according to Monona Fire Chief Scott Sullivan.

One firefighter was transported to the hospital for heat-related symptoms and was later released.

“I heard an explosion like ‘boom’ and I saw a whole bunch of fire coming from somewhere when I was looking out the window,” said resident Alvera Hosner.  “The patio was nothing but fire, then all of the sudden, the fire spread so quick.”

Firefighters were initially called to the scene just after midnight Thursday morning.  The first units saw fire coming through the roof and window at the back of the duplex.  

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Twenty-one Monona firefighters responded, but due to the heat, additional units from six other departments also helped out.  

The cause of the fire has not been determined, at this time and the investigation continues.  

Damage was estimated at $150,000. The Red Cross was called in to help the residents find shelter for the night.  

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