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Posted on: July 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Propane Grill Starts Deck Fire


Within two minutes of the initial page by Public Safety Communications (911), the response was upgraded to a full structure fire call when the fire spread to the deck where the grill was being used.

Fitchburg Engine #1 was first on scene and confirmed active fire on the deck on the backside of the residence. Crews were able to extinguish the fire within minutes of arrival, minimizing damage to the living area of the duplex.

Firefighters removed some siding from the home and used a thermal imaging camera to ensure the fire had not extended into the wall.

Everyone was able to get out of the house safely. The fire did not cause structural damage to the duplex so the family is not expected to be displaced.

Automatic aid was provided by the Fitchburg Police Department, Town of Madison Fire Department, City of Madison Fire Department, and the Verona Fire Department.

Fitchburg Fire Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.


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