At approximately 10:40 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with fire departments from Sun Prairie, Marshall, Deforest, Cottage Grove, and Truax responded to a structure fire at 5699 County Highway VV, in the Town of Sun Prairie.

Smoke was visible coming from the ground floor of the two story duplex upon arrival. After being found inside the dwelling, the ground floor resident was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second floor occupant was able to safely exit the residence without assistance.

The fire was safely extinguished after two hours. County Highway VV was closed between County Highway T and Yelk Road for approximately one and a half hours.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. The owner estimates damage to be approximately $5,000. The residents did not have pets.

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