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Wednesday afternoon fire destroys home, blocks traffic on North Madison Avenue


Featured Firemen battle a house fire on North Madison Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Despite their best efforts, the house was a total loss. John Higgs/DouglasNow.com Firemen battle a house fire on North Madison Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Despite their best efforts, the house was a total loss.
A fire completely destroyed a house on North Madison Avenue Wednesday afternoon, resulting in a cloud of boiling smoke that blanketed a large portion of northern Douglas.
Firefighters responded about 2 p.m. and battled the blaze for nearly an hour. Approximately 10 firemen aimed a steady stream of water at the home. Police blocked North Madison Avenue while the firemen worked to control the scene. 
The home was a total loss. In spite of the tremendous damage, there were no injuries. The fire department is investigating the incident.
 
John Higgs contributed to this report.
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