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Posted on: June 10, 2023

Apartment Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 6/10/2023

Release Date: 6/10/2023

Prepared By: Kim Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager

At approximately 3:15am Saturday morning, June 10, 2023, Dane County Public Safety Communications (911) notified the Fitchburg Fire Department of a structure fire at 2714 Pheasant Ridge Trail in the City of Fitchburg. A resident of the property called 911 and reported seeing smoke and fire in the building hallways.

The first arriving fire personnel reported no flames or smoke visible but were able to report the smell of smoke. Upon investigating the source of the smoke, they found the fire and reported that fire was visible in the attic.

Fire was extinguished quickly by first arriving companies. Several building residents were displaced due to smoke and fire damage. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist with residents who could not return into their apartments. 

Assistance was received from the Fitchburg Police Department, FitchRona EMS, Madison Fire Department, Verona Fire Department, McFarland Fire Department, Oregon Fire Department, Cottage Grove Fire Department and Maple Bluff Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by Fitchburg Fire Department.

For additional information, please contact Fire Chief Joe Pulvermacher: 608-270-7043.

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