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Fire damages Porchlight apartment

Published On: Feb 03 2014 07:16:03 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 03 2014 07:49:50 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Fire damaged an apartment at a Madison emergency shelter Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to Porchlight, Inc. at 306 North Brooks Street at 2:26 p.m. for a report of a fire. Firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from the top floor of the 4-story building when they arrived.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to help them find the fire. The fire was knocked down within minutes.

A disabled occupant was carried down four flights of stairs and treated at the scene. All other occupants escaped safely.

Damage is estimated at $15,000 to the building and $5,000 to the contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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