Madison Orpheum Damaged In Fire

posted by petechristy on December 21, 2004 at 4:23 am

MADISON, WI — An early Sunday morning fire at the Orpheum Theatre has caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

The fire, discovered by a quick thinking employee who tried to put out the fire while instructing others to call 911, was extinguished within minutes of the Madison Fire Department’s arrival.

Sadly, however, this is not the first blaze to strike the Orpheum. This past April, another fire caused $20,000 in damage. Orpheum owner Henry Doane believes both fires were deliberately set.

The theater is temporarily closed, awaiting cleanup and restoration.

Coverage from the Wisconsin State Journal & Capitol Times:
Second Fire In Year Hits Orpheum
Fire Hits Orpheum 2nd Time

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