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Kitchen fire at Madison condo extinguished by sprinkler

MADISON, Wis. -- A fire at a Madison condo was put out quickly by an automatic fire sprinkler, Fire Department officials said. Firefighters were sent to the 5300 block of Congress Avenue at around 5:40 p.m. Thursday. A small fire…

Basement fire displaces 15 people, causes $350K in damage

MADISON, Wis. -- A fire at a Madison apartment complex displaced over a dozen people Monday. Crews were called to the complex in the 500 block of Northport Drive just before 3:30 p.m. after multiple people reported seeing fire and…

Automatic sprinkler puts out fire at Memorial Union

MADISON, Wis. -- A fire at UW's Memorial Union could have been a lot worse, if not for an automatic sprinkler. Crews were sent to the Union Sunday at around 11:40 a.m. after a fire alarm activated. Firefighters found smoke…

Fire causes $80K in damage to Janesville home

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- A fire caused an estimated $80,000 in damage to a home in Janesville Thursday afternoon, the city's fire department said. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. at a home in the 1400 block of Greenwich…

Belleville vehicle fire under investigation

BELLEVILLE, Wis. -- Investigators are looking into what caused a vehicle fire in Belleville Wednesday afternoon. In a post on Facebook, the Belleville Volunteer Fire Department said it and the village's police department responded to a call of a vehicle…