MONONA (WKOW) -- The Monona Fire Department says a fire early Thursday morning is still under investigation, but one firefighter did have to go to the hospital for heat-related injuries.
The fire started just after midnight at 6311 Ford Street. When crews got there, there was fire coming out of the roof and windows. They were able to get it under control within about a half an hour. There is about $150,000 in damage with smoke, water and heat damage throughout.
One firefighter had to go to the hospital with a heat-related illness, but was later released. Everyone inside the building got out fine, except one family's dog. Firefighters say the dog died.
Monona fire had to call a box alarm. They got help from fire departments in McFarland, Blooming Grove, City of Madison, Town of Madison, Cottage Grove, and Maple Bluff.
The cause is still under investigation according to fire officials.
MONONA (WKOW) -- The American Red Cross is helping five people displaced after an early morning fire in Monona.
The fire started just after midnight in the 6300 block of Ford Street. Firefighters are still investigating, but the man renting the duplex told 27 News he witnessed one of his neighbors shooting off fireworks, which he says caused the blaze to ignite a propane tank. Lon Hosner says, "It was a loud rush of flames like a hose blew or something. It wasn't a tank that exploded, just a hose that ignited and just all propane escaping."
Hosner says everyone inside was able to get out safely, except his neighbor's dog. The Red Cross says a family pet did die in the fire.
Four volunteers from the Red Cross responded to the scene. The agency says residents of both units were displaced and it will help meet their immediate needs and provide long term assistance as well.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Firefighters rush to a fire at 6311 Ford Street 12:10 a.m. Thursday morning.
A call was received about a loud boom.
Firefighters are on scene fighting the blaze.
We have a crew heading to the scene. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
Thursday morning Wake Up Wisconsin will have a full report.
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