Around 11:22 a.m. a second fire was reported at 1145 Highway 78 in the town of Perry. Officials say a mobile home was engulfed in flames when deputies and firefighters arrived.
The home is being considered a total loss, with a value of approximately $30,000.
Authorities say the exact cause of these fires has not yet been determined, however they say in both instances the property owners were working to thaw frozen pipes.
With the extremely cold weather, the Dane County Sheriff's Office reminds citizens to use caution when thawing frozen pipes. Officials say using an open flame can be extremely dangerous.
Authorities say other options to thaw pipes include: electric heat tape, hot water, or a hair dryer. They say these methods may take longer, but they are far less dangerous.
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