Monona Fire Department: One dead, multiple displaced after apartment fire

  • Source: WMTV NBC 15 Madison
  • Published: 03/20/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A fatal fire at a Monona apartment complex is under control after multiple agencies responded early Saturday morning. Monona Fire Department said crews found one person dead after the fire, though the cause of death has not been identified yet. According to Monona Fire Department, multiple area crews were dispatched at 3:45 a.m. to the 300 block of Owen Road for a fire alarm. That alarm turned into a structure fire when multiple callers saw smoke and flames coming from a 70-unit apartment complex. Officials said the second floor had heavy smoke and a Box Alarm was initiated six minutes after the initial caller. Multiple area crews responded to the scene at the Monona Hills Apartments. Long-time resident Oscar Balderas said he was among the first to hear the commotion outside and leave the building, but he went back in to help his fellow residents.


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