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      Madison fire melted parts of fire truck

      File photo.
      File photo.
      MADISON (AP) - A Madison fire that was so big it could be seen on weather radar damaged more than a dozen nearby homes and melted parts of a fire truck.Madison fire department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez tells WISC-TV crews arriving to the fire of an apartment building under construction Aug. 8 could feel heat from 100 feet away through the fire engine windshield.She says it emitted enough heat to melt parts of a new fire engine and crack windows in adjacent buildings.Steve Dwyer lives a block away and the heat caused $7,000 on his home. He says they have to swap out a window, fix the roof and re-side two sides of their home.Fire department Division Chief Mike Dibble estimated the fire engine sustained $10,000 in damage.