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UPDATE: Couple, child saved from fire by smoke alarms


MADISON (WKOW) -- A couple and their infant child are safe thanks to smoke alarms.

Fire crews responded to a structure fire on the 400 block of Jean Street about 11:20 p.m. on Friday. Crews were on the scene until about 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

When City of Madison Fire Department crews arrived, they noticed heavy smoke coming from one side of the home.

Firefighters were told by the homeowner that the fire was in the basement.

According to the Madison Fire Department, when firefighters opened the front door, they noticed light smoke down to the floor. As they entered the basement, the smoke and heat intensified. A TIC -Thermal Imaging Camera was used to help locate the fire. The fire was extinguished under ten minutes.

Damage is estimated at $40,000. The couple and their child are staying with relatives.

The fire remains under investigation.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Fire crews were out at a reported structure fire until about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The call came in around 11:20 p.m. for a fire on the 400 block of Jean Street. According to Dane County Communications, when fire crews arrived they found smoke in the basement.

No one was injured. Dane County Communications says it was a two-story, single family home. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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