Police seek to ID SUV in surveillance image in connection with East Madison arson

Fire dept.: Damages estimated to cost $75K

Officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle and person from a surveillance video in connection with an arson on Madison’s east side Wednesday.

Madison police said the department is investigating the fire at 5:25 a.m. that displaced four people on the 3100 block of Webb Avenue. The Madison Fire Department said Thursday that damages will cost about $75,000.

On Thursday afternoon, police shared a 1-minute-long clip of surveillance video that showed a vehicle pulling up near the targeted apartment building shortly before flames were seen. Police said a person who got out of a vehicle is seen in the video walking toward the area where the fire was set.

Detectives are looking to identify the person and the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

The fire caused significant damage to one unit inside the building, but all residents were forced out of their homes, police said.

The building that was burned was also the site of multiple shots fired calls over the last six months, police said.

MPD Webb Ave. arson case surveillance video