At approximately 6:18 pm on Thursday, March 21, Fitchburg Engine 2 was dispatched to 2021 Greenway Cross for an alarm activation. Upon arrival, and with the help of thermal imaging cameras, the crew found a smoldering fire in a basement wall and requested a full structure fire response.
The crew from Engine 2 opened the wall, allowing oxygen to reach the smoldering fire and causing it to ignite. The fire was completely extinguished just after 6:33 pm.
The property at 2021 Greenway Cross is a 16-unit multi-family dwelling, but no residents were displaced as a result of this fire. No injuries were reported.
The fire was investigated by Fitchburg Fire Investigators. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature and the building was turned over to property management. Initial damage estimate is less than $5,000.
Assistance was provided by FitchRona EMS, Fitchburg Police, Town of Madison Fire Department, and the Verona Fire Department.
Please direct questions about this incident to:
Chief Joe Pulvermacher