'Exit' Sign On the Fritz Sends Firefighters To UW Dormitory
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'Exit' Sign On the Fritz Sends Firefighters To UW Dormitory

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Type of Fire: Smoke Scare, Dispatch: 11/15/2019, Address: 600 Block W. Johnson StreetMadison, WI, Narrative: A malfunctioning "Exit" sign is to blame for a fire alarm activation at Witte Hall on the UW-Madison campus. Engine Co. 3 responded to the southeast campus dorm at 9:30 a.m., where students were already evacuating. The problem was traced to an illuminated “Exit” sign on the 4th floor that shorted out and began emitting smoke. UW-Madison facilities staff isolated the "Exit" sign and will...

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