Official Statement On Second Street Fire Wednesday Morning

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:54 AM

By City of Madison Fire Department release

Several areas that were not easily reached by fire crews due to construction

At approximately 05:30 on October 23rd, the Madison Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the report of a residence filling with smoke in the 400 block of East Second Street.

Upon arrival the incident was upgraded to a working structure fire, with heavy fire involvement on the rear of the structure.

Fire and Police quickly obtained information that one of the involved structures was unoccupied and all occupants had exited the attached structure.

Fire suppression efforts were put in place to not only extinguish the fire itself, but to also protect the other structures to their proximity.

The main fire was brought under control in approximately an hour and a half, however do to the building construction there were several areas that were not easily reached by fire crews. And those areas had to be exposed to fully extinguish the fire and remove the smoke from the structures.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Madison Fire Department, Madison Police Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshall’s Office.

Agencies that responded to the incident were City of Madison Fire and Police Departments, King's Daughters Health EMS, The Salvation Army, Duke Energy , Vectren Gas and the City of Madison Street Department.

The resident was alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors and family pets. As a reminder the Madison Fire Department has a free smoke detector installation program. If you would like to be placed on the installation list for detectors or batteries for your existing ones, please call 812-265-8350 and leave your name, address, phone number and mention the smoke detector program and you will be contacted to set up an appointment.

Photo's From Madison Fire Department.

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