Downtown Fire

Madison firefighters responded to a second-story apartment fire in the 500 block of Jefferson Street just before noon on Saturday. There were no injuries, and damage was limited to two rooms.

Madison firefighters responded to a report of a mattress fire late Saturday morning in downtown Madison.

Heavy smoke was reported coming from a second story window at 522 Jefferson Street at about 11:55 a.m.

The blaze, which firefighters quickly extinguished, damaged an upstairs apartment that was unoccupied at the time. The fire was limited to two rooms.

In addition to Madison Fire Department, other agencies on the scene included Madison Police Department, King’s Daughters’ Hospital EMS and Duke Energy.

On Sunday afternoon, local firefighters and EMTs were called on to rescue an injured hiker at Clifty falls State Park.

According to Madison Township Fire Department Chief Robert Black, woman sustained minor injuries when she slipped and fell while hiking on Trail 2 at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Black described the injury as lacerations to the hiker’s leg and knee. He said the rescue took approximately 40 minutes since responders able to use a Utility Terrain Vehicle from the park to assist in the rescue

Madison Township, Rykers Ridge Fire Department and Madison Rescue 6 were on hand with equipment as well as King’s Daughters’ Hospital EMS.

Madison Township firefighters also responded to a grass fire near the 3000 block of Michigan Road across the highway from Faith Lutheran Church at 6:06 a.m. on Saturday. Black said the fire was extinguished quickly using only 100 gallons of water.

He said Madison Township Fire Department has now has now answered 93 calls this year, a significant increase over last year when the department saw 155 calls for the entire year.