NEW INFORMATION: Fire closes Wisconsin government office building

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- There's still no word on what caused a fire at a state office building near the Capitol.

The four-story building housing about 1,000 workers for the departments of Workforce Development and Children and Families was closed Friday after the fire department responded to an alarm around 2 a.m.

The building will be closed through Tuesday as cleanup continues.

Madison Fire Department officials say crews encountered large amounts of smoke and melting ceiling tiles on the fourth floor. The fire was extinguished by 6 a.m.

Other state offices remained open and online services offered by the two departments are not affected. State Department of Administration spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says unemployment payments scheduled for Friday were processed as usual.

The cause is still being investigated and there were no damage estimates.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) --There's still no word on what caused a fire at a state office building near the Capitol.

The four-story building housing the department of Workforce Development and Children and Families was closed Friday after the fire department responded to an alarm around 2 a.m.

Madison Fire Department officials say crews encountered large amounts of smoke and melting ceiling tiles on the fourth floor. The fire was extinguished by 6 a.m.

Other state offices remain open and online services offered by the two departments have not been affected. State Department of Administration spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says unemployment payments scheduled for Friday were processed as usual.

The cause is still being investigated and there were no immediate cost estimates of the damage caused.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state office building in Madison is closed after an overnight fire that generated large amounts of smoke and melted ceiling tiles.

State officials and the Madison Fire Department decided to close the building that houses the Department of Workforce Development and the Department of Children and Families on Friday morning.

Other state offices remain open.

Fire officials say crews were called to the building at about 2 a.m. Friday. There were large amounts of smoke and firefighters discovered melting ceiling tiles on the building's fourth floor. The fire was out by 6 a.m.

The cause is still being investigated.


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