Fire breaks out in residential area north of Lake Mendota

The Madison Fire Department responded to a house fire north of Lake Mendota, which caused an estimated $10,000 in damages Sunday, according to an incident report.

Firefighters rushed to 4102 Green Ave., noting visible smoke and flames emerging from the residence.

After quickly searching the house, firefighters reported that all residents had left the home, and they began putting out the flames.

The crew checked the building with a ladder and then opened up the chimney space from the outside. Another fire engine assisted inside of the residence by pulling off the drywall on the ceiling and walls to check for additional hidden fire.

The fire was located and successfully extinguished, according to the report.

The crew remained on scene to seal off the building and prevent further damage from harsh outdoor elements.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

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