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UPDATE: Ragstock fire caused by improper disposal of smoking materials

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Officials say a fire at Ragstock in Madison was a result of improper disposal of smoking materials.

City of Madison Fire Investigators released the cause on Friday.

Just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, firefighters were called to the scene at Ragstock on 329 State Street in Madison. The store sells new and recycled clothing and accessories.

Officials say the fire was in the store's office, located above the retail shop.

Crews found smoke and flames when they got there, but were able to put out the fire in about 15 minutes.

The Ragstock office sustained major fire and smoke damage, while the retail store suffered smoke and water damage.

Officials estimate the damage to the building at $30,000 damage and a loss of $70,000 for everything inside.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- There was a fire amid all the snow on Thursday.

Just before 4 p.m. firefighters were called to the scene at Ragstock on 329 State Street in Madison.

The store sells new and recycled clothing and accessories.

Crews found smoke and flames when they got there, but were able to put out the fire in about 15 minutes.

Officials estimate $30,000 damage to the building and a loss of $70,000 for everything inside.

There was minimal damage to surrounding structures.

The fire is under investigation.

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