A garage and home in Madison received substantial damage in a fire on Saturday night.  Madison Fire Chief Randy Minnaert said firefighters responded to a call of heavy smoke in a garage in the 300-block of North Union Avenue in Madison just before 10:30 Saturday night.  He said that a vehicle in the garage is a total loss and that there was substantial damage and smoke damage to both the garage and the home.  Minnaert said firefighters were on scene until around 1:30 Sunday morning.  He said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Madison firefighters also responded to a couple of calls on Monday.  Minnaert said that around 1:15 Monday afternoon, firefighters received a call for an alarm at the Madison Central School District’s bus barn.  He said that was caused by a faulty detector. 

Minnaert said firefighters also responded around 4:30 Monday afternoon to a reported fire in a ditch near the intersection of 238th Street and 448th Avenue.  He said the fire was contained to the ditch and firefighters were on scene for around a half hour.

Early Tuesday morning at around 1:30, Madison firefighters responded along with the Chester Fire Department to a report of a fire in a picked corn field near the intersection of 241st Street and 459th Avenue.  Minneart said that the fire burned about fifteen acres of corn stalks and firefighters were on scene for a couple of hours.  He said he’s not sure on the cause of that fire.