Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Cowboy Jack's: This is what a total loss looks like

Photos by Retiring Guy

Cowboy Jack's restaurant a total loss after early-morning fire.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/19/2019)
Firefighters were called to the restaurant, 1262 John Q. Hammons Drive, just before 3:30 a.m., and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the building, according to an incident report. 
“MFD crews made a rapid 360-degree assessment and, due to heavy fire conditions, went into a defensive strategy immediately,” the report said. 
It took firefighters about an hour to contain the fire, the report said. 
The building had no automatic sprinkler system, fire department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster said.

Fire officials: Cowboy Jack's fire did $2.8M in damage.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/24/2019)
The cause of the fire has been determined, the Fire Department said. 
The investigation "is still very active as investigators continue to pursue several avenues on this case," department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster said. 
Multiple agencies are involved in the investigation, including the Fire Department and Madison Police Department, she said. 
No new information will be released until at least next week, Schuster said.

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