Two people died in a house fire on Madison’s Southwest Side early Thursday morning, and investigators have been brought in to determine the cause of the blaze that also sent two other people to the hospital.
Firefighters arrived at the house in the 2100 block of Seminole Highway eight minutes after it was reported on fire just after 3 a.m., the Madison Fire Department said in a statement. Firefighters discovered heavy fire at the back of the house, and two people who had escaped said there were still two people inside. Moments later, firefighters found two bodies inside.
The two who escaped were treated at the scene by paramedics and then took themselves to the hospital, fire officials said.
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to release the names of the dead and cause of death. Fire Department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster said Thursday afternoon that there was no initial indication the fire was intentionally set.
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