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Cause of Madison apartment fire that displaced residents still under investigation

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Courtesy: Ted Peterson Courtesy: Ted Peterson
Courtesy: Aaron Bernau Courtesy: Aaron Bernau
MADISON (WKOW) -- The cause of a fire on Madison's far east side on Wednesday has yet to be determined.

According to Madison Fire Department spokesperson Lori Wirth, a recent stretch of fires over the past few days has delayed investigation into the cause of the fire on Loomis Circle Wednesday night.

According to Wirth, a determination of what caused the fire is hoped to be released by next week and as early as Monday. 

The original fire happened around 7:30 p.m. Flames were visible from the roof when crews arrived on scene. They were able to put out the fire about a half hour later. All the residents got out safe but one firefighter did suffer minor injuries. 

Half of the eight unit apartment structure was damaged by the fire. According to fire officials, their are two buildings that share a common wall. Before leaving for the night a final safety check was done and a second fire was discovered in the neighboring building. It was put out just after midnight Thursday.

A total of 15 residents were displaced by the two fires. 

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