About 15 people, including children, are without a home on Friday night after a fire at a condominium complex on the city's far West Side.
For about two hours on Friday afternoon, Madison fire crews battled freezing temperatures and a blaze that billowed smoke into the air. The complex is located at 1132 Morraine View Drive, near Elver Park.
Madison fire spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez said the fire spread through the attic of the condominium.
"The fire did get up into the attic area. That's why you see the ladder raised up," Galvez said.
A Madison firefighter received a minor injury and was transported to St. Marys Hospital.
The fire and smoke also attracted curious neighbors like Joseph Whitley.
When I came over, I saw flames shooting out from the far end," Whitley said.
It also brought concerned parents to the scene.
"I just got a call, my heart was pounding," said Kathy Li. "It's scary. When I got the call, I called my son immediately and made sure he wasn't in there."