Madison’s Nitty Gritty closed through Thanksgiving due to fire

MADISON, Wis. — The cause of a fire at Madison’s Nitty Gritty restaurant is under investigation.

Madison Fire Department crews were dispatched to the restaurant on N. Frances St. just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

A passerby called 911 and reported a vehicle and dumpster were on fire in the back parking lot. The caller also reported the fire spread to the building.

Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and fire and were able to then extinguish the fire.

According to the Madison Fire Department, the business was closed and no one was inside to evacuate.

No injuries were reported and no damage estimate is available at this time.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the restaurant said they will be closed through Thanksgiving to assess the damages. The Sun Prairie and Middleton locations will remain open.