The Cottage Grove Fire Department was among those assisting the Sun Prairie Fire Department fight a house fire Wednesday, Jan. 22.
At about 10:40 p.m., 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 Highway VV in the Town of Sun Prairie. Upon arrival, smoke was visible coming from the ground floor of the two-story duplex.
The ground floor resident was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being found inside the residence. The second-floor occupant safely exited the residence without assistance.
The fire was extinguished after two hours. Highway VV was closed between Highway T and Yelk Road for about 90 minutes.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The owner estimated damage to be about $5,000.