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Investigators Look Into Cause Of North Side Building Fire
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Madison firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire in a four-unit apartment building on Friday afternoon on the city's north side.

A neighbor called 911 to report flames coming from the roof of the building in the 400 block of Troy Drive at about 2 p.m.

One person was home at the time and able to get out safely, authorities said.

Fire crews arrived and firefighters said that they noticed smoking coming from the eaves once they arrived. They searched the building despite heavy smoke and heat at the ceiling height because of concern that there was someone else still inside. They determined no one else was inside the building and extinguished the fire.

Officials said that the front half of the building "suffered extensive fire damage" while the structure's first floor had water damage. The damages are estimated at $275,000.

Red Cross officials are assisting a total 5 people and a 5-year old child who were affected by the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to fire officials.

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