Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
The Daily Cardinal Est. 1892
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Madison Fire Department responds to a fire at Memorial Union Thursday afternoon.

Madison Fire Department responds to a fire at Memorial Union Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters respond to reports of a fire at Memorial Union

Madison firefighters rushed to Memorial Union around 3:30 p.m. Thursday due to reports of a fire in the building’s attic.

The fifth floor was evacuated because of instructions by the construction crew, according to Stephanie Webendorfer, marketing and communications specialist at the Wisconsin Union. On the way out of the building, the fire alarm was pulled, which led to the evacuation of the entire building.

Pat McEvilly, an employee for H&H Industries, the company renovating the Memorial Union, said he was working in the attic Thursday, but was unsure of how the fire started.

“It’s pretty much all out now, we got it out with a garden hose but they’re just making sure everything else is okay,” McEvilly said.

UWPD tweeted at 4:32 p.m. that the fire at Memorial Union was out.  

Memorial Union reopened at 5 p.m.

Enjoy what you're reading? Get content from The Daily Cardinal delivered to your inbox
Support your local paper
Donate Today
The Daily Cardinal has been covering the University and Madison community since 1892. Please consider giving today.
Comments

Popular



Print

Read our print edition on Issuu Read on Issuu


Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2021 The Daily Cardinal