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Photos Of MG&E Explosion And Fire On Madison Isthmus

July 19, 2019

What a day!  What a day!

The explosion and fire at Madison Gas and Electric’s main power center could be seen and heard throughout the city.

The photo below comes from Ovjphotography over Madison today.

At roughly 7:40 A.M., just a few blocks from where I live, an explosion and fire at a power station made for a massive electrical outage for large sections of the Capital City. Reports of flames 12 feet in the air, along with plumes of dark smoke sent rumors flying and tensions high on what was predicted to be one of the hottest days in the city for many a year.


A photo of Friday morning’s fire at MGE, from near the WIsconsin State Capitol looking east, captured by Johnny Walsh from his balcony at Capitol Point condominiums on North Hamilton Street in downtown Madison.


A photo from Kristen Witzling taken on East Washington Avenue, facing east, as a fire at MGE broke into flames.


This photo of downtown Madison on Friday morning was captured by Mark Grapentine from Madison’s south side, near Olin-Turville Park.


I wish that one of Madison’s radio stations–WIBA– who prides itself on being a news source would have better handled their broadcast day.

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