The Fitchburg Fire Department received a pre-alert at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 for an outside fire near Caine Rd and County Highway M in Fitchburg. The incident was upgraded at approximately 7:13 p.m. to a structure fire response as additional information was received by the 911 communications center.
First arriving fire units reported a 12’ x 15’ shed that was on fire. The fire was threatening to extend to another shed located to the south. Within 20 minutes of arrival, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and prevent extension to the second building. The Fitchburg Fire Department received automatic aid from the City of Verona Fire Department, along with FitchRona EMS.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but appears to be accidental. Damage was limited to the shed and its contents, with an estimated loss of $8,000.
No injuries were reported.
For further information contact:
Deputy Chief Rich Roth