No injuries in massive Madison building fire

File photo.
File photo.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A massive fire at an apartment building under construction in Madison was so hot it melted vinyl siding from four unoccupied homes across the street.

But no injuries were reported in the blaze, which sent smoke billowing across the city’s far east side.

Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Lori Wirth tells the Wisconsin State Journal that when firefighters arrived, the top two stories of the building were engulfed in flames. Wirth says that within two hours, the fire was 90 percent contained.

The Wisconsin State Patrol urged motorists to use caution in the area, as heavy smoke may affect visibility on Interstate 39.

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