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Officials responding to large fire at Madison Gas and Electric substation in Madison

Posted: 8:34 AM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 21:54:05-04
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MGE FIRE

MADISON — The Madison Fire Department is responding to a large fire at an electric substation just east of the state capitol, according to officials.

Video from the scene shows thick clouds of smoke originating from a building near the intersection of E. Washington and Blair streets. Police are requesting that people avoid the area.

Officials responding to large fire at Madison Gas and Electric substation in Madison

Preliminary reports indicate that the fire started at a Madison Gas & Electric substation.

Madison Gas & Electric outage map

Thousands are currently without power, according to the Madison Gas & Electric outage map. Report an outage here .

Madison MGE Fire

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