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UPDATE: 30 people displaced after Madison apartment fire

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Firefighters are still investigating a fire that forced an entire apartment building to be evacuated.

The fire started around 1:10 a.m. Friday August 11 at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Carling Drive in Madison. Firefighters had it under control in about 20 minutes.

The Madison Fire Department says the fire was located in the wall between two apartments on the second floor. The fire then spread to part of the attic. 

There was a large amount of damage to two of the apartments from the fire, and four others had light damage. Fire investigators say the electrical system was also affected, so all residents of the 30 unit building have been displaced until it's safe. The American Red Cross is helping them find places to stay.

Everyone was able to get out of the building safely and no one was hurt. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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The Madison Fire Department says about 30 people were displaced after an overnight apartment fire.

The fire involved at least two units in the building in the 2200 block of Carling Drive. Firefighters are still investigating the cause, but say because of concerns about the electrical system in the building, they can't allow any residents to stay. That means about 30 people who live there are displaced.

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Firefighters are on the scene of an apartment fire that broke out overnight.

The Madison Fire Department was called to the 2200 block of Carling Drive just after 1:00 a.m. Friday, August 11. That's near U.S. 18/151 (Verona Road) and Raymond Road. 

The fire started in an apartment on the second floor. Some residents will not be able to stay there for at least the night. Firefighters are letting them back in to get some things. The American Red Cross is helping families who were displaced.

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