One person was treated at a local hospital following a Town of Sun Prairie fire on Wednesday night, Jan. 22.
Sgt. Don Dudley from the Dane County Sheriff’s Department said at approximately 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 County Highway VV, in the Town of Sun Prairie.
Upon arrival, smoke was visible coming from the ground floor of the two story duplex. Sun Prairie Fire Chief Chris Garrison said a resident re-entered the structure. Crews immediately switched from fire-attack to rescue and found the resident unconscious in the fire area.
Garrison said fire crews removed the patient and a second Sun Prairie Crew attacked the fire and achieved a quick knock down.
Dudley said the ground floor resident was transported by Marshall EMS 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, Dudley said, and Highway VV was closed between Highway T and Yelk Road for approximately one and a half hours.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Dudley said.
The fire chief estimated damage to be approximately $5,000 to $10,000.
Garrison said the fire is currently under investigation by the Dane County, Multi Agency Fire Investigation Team (MAFIT).
The residents did not have pets, according to Dudley.