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Fire damages home on Madison's south side

Published On: Feb 12 2013 10:02:21 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 12 2013 10:05:02 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A fire damaged a home on Madison's south side Tuesday evening and displaced the owners until repairs can be made.

Five people were in the home on Ocean Road at the time of the fire and escaped without injury.

The residents heard a crackling noise coming from the home's lower level, went to investigate and discovered a fire in the wall. The occupants quickly left the home and called 911.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 4:51 p.m. Firefighters arrived within nine minutes and had the fire extinguished six minutes later, according to a Madison Fire Department news release.

Crews used hoses to attack the fire burning on the rear wall of the home. A small amount of fire was extinguished inside the lower level.

The fire caused approximately $80,000 in damage to the structure and $10,000 in damage to the contents in the home, fire officials said.

The heaviest fire damage occurred on the exterior of the home. Very light smoke damage was noted inside the home.

Firefighters prevented further damage to furniture and other items in the home by moving these items away from the fire area. Walls and ceilings were also opened up to check for fire hidden behind the walls and above the ceiling.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but it appears unintentional, according to the news release.

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