Within an hour, city of Madison firefighters were able to locate a house fire and extinguish it Saturday afternoon, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department.
Ladder Company 8 was conducting fire inspections on Atwood Avenue when the crew saw smoke from a nearby neighborhood. The crew followed it, and located a home in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Street. They called in the fire at 3:50 p.m.
Firefighters found fire on a house deck. Flames reached the second story.
As they were getting the fire under control, a man left the house to see what was happening. He reported he had been asleep and his wife was sleeping upstairs.
Crew members entered the home to make sure the woman got out safely. There were no fire alarms going off in the home.
According to the fire department, the quick response limited damage to the home's exterior. Damages are estimated at $25,000.