MFD: Workers evacuated from roof during fire in downtown Madison

Workers evacuated off the roof of a building when a structure fire started on East Washington Wednesday night.
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 8:55 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Workers evacuated off the roof of a building when a structure fire started Wednesday night in downtown Madison.

Five workers were able to evacuate the roof of a building on the 1000 block of East Main Street around 6:15 p.m., the Madison Fire Department said.

The workers were able to self-evacuate to an adjacent building.

Callers reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building, according to MFD.

Firefighters said the fire took about a half hour to get under control.

No one was injured as a result of the fire, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. A damage estimate was not given at this time.

The fire department initially put the fire address at 1015 East Washington Avenue after reports from multiple callers, but have since clarified their release to note that the investigation happened at 1040 Main Street.