Madison (WKOW) -- From Madison Fire Department: On Friday, September 19, 2008, an occupant of 2402 Coolidge was working on his car, when it burst into flames.
He grabbed a kitchen fire extinguisher and tried to put the fire out, but the flames were too big for the small extinguisher.
His wife looked out the window, saw flames and called 9-1-1 at 12:27 PM. Engine 3 crew arrived at 12:33 PM with Engine 10, Rescue 10, Ladder 1, Engine 8 and Ladder 8 arriving behind them.
Fire Crews found the car fully involved in flames, which was parked in a narrow driveway between 2402 and 2406 Coolidge Street.
Vinyl siding from both homes melted, due to radiant heat. The fire was extinguished within 4 minutes.
Crews entered the homes to be sure the fire did not extend to the interior.
Upon arrival of fire crews, everyone was safely out of their homes, including a pet dog.
Estimated loss is $6,000, which includes a small passenger car, some damage to an RV and two homes with damaged siding.