Automatic sprinkler at business contains fire until firefighters arrive

Madison Fire Department

MADISON, Wis. — An automatic sprinkler at a Madison business did its job Saturday, keeping flames at bay until firefighters arrived.

Crews were called to the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue just after 7:15 p.m. after a fire alarm activated. Once inside, firefighters found haze and water coming from a mezzanine.

Officials said that a piece of machinery engulfed in flames was found on the third floor. The fire was extinguished and firefighters worked to ventilate the building.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and an estimate of damages has not been made.