No injuries, $136K damage in east Madison fire

A fire caused $136,000 of damage to an east Madison house Wednesday afternoon, according to a release.

The Madison Fire Department said crews responded to a report of a fire in the 100 block of Silver Road at about noon.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire engulfing the north side of the single-family home, according to the news release. The heat from the fire had started to melt the neighbors’ siding, so firefighters set up a hose line to protect the neighboring buildings from further damage.

The fire spread to the attic and filled the home with smoke. Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly and checked for hot spots throughout the structure, fire officials said. Three people were home at the time of the fire. Smoke alarms alerted the occupants and everyone escaped unharmed.

The fire department said the American Red Cross is helping the family find a temporary place to stay and providing them with emergency needs.

The fire caused $110,000 of damage to the structure, $30,000 to its contents and $6,000 to a pickup truck, according to the release.

The fire is under investigation, fire officials said.