Passerby Discovers Unattended Outside Fire

Incident Type
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:38pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:45pm
3400 Block Meier Road
Madison, WI

An outside fire was discovered after a passerby noticed "orange glow" and smoke coming from behind a building on Meier Road Saturday night.

Engine Company 14 responded and was directed toward the back of a business. That’s where they found heavy smoke and 10-foot flames burning. Firefighters pulled their bumper line from the fire engine and extinguished the debris, which was mainly comprised of brush and weeds but also contained a piece of construction equipment.

Firefighters could not locate anybody tending to the illegal fire. The Madison Fire Department Fire Investigation Division was made aware of the incident.

Posted 08/05/2019 - 8:36am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)