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Fire at Camp Randall Stadium renovation injures one person (UPDATE)

By: Nate Beck, [email protected]//April 13, 2022//

Fire at Camp Randall Stadium renovation injures one person (UPDATE)

By: Nate Beck, [email protected]//April 13, 2022//

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday morning during a renovation project at Camp Randall Stadium, causing one worker to get taken to the hospital with injuries.

Madison Fire Department officials said paramedics treated and transported one person to a hospital with “serious injuries.” The name of the injured person wasn’t released.

Wisconsin athletic officials said the fire involved roofing solvent material and occurred during construction. An employee of a subcontractor on the project was injured in the incident, according to the university.

Crews at the scene extinguished the fire by the time Madison Fire Department personnel arrived just after 8 a.m.

“Our thoughts are with the individual who was injured this morning and we are grateful to the first responders both already on-site as well as fire and police personnel, who assisted during the incident,” UW Athletics said in a statement.

The lead contractor on the project, J.P. Cullen, and its subcontractors are investigating the incident, along with the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

The $77.6 million project calls for adding outdoor seating to Camp Randall’s south end zone, among other changes. The work began at the end of the 2021 football season and is expected to wrap up before the start of the 2022 season.

– The Associated Press contributed to this article


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