Fire damages a house in the 700 block of Saddle Tree Lane on Friday in Madison. There were no injuries. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
Fire damages a house in the 700 block of Saddle Tree Lane on Friday in Madison. There were no injuries. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
Firefighters from several Madison companies were called to a house fire in the 700 block of Saddle Tree Lane shortly after 6 p.m. Friday.

There were no injuries but the home and a pickup truck were heavily damaged from a blaze that started from a source that is still unknown.

“I don’t know what happened. I heard a loud boom and opened my bedroom door and all I saw was red,” said the resident, Allie Buchanan of 727 Saddle Tree Lane. “Me and my daughter came out the kitchen door and I heard my mom in the house yelling for me. She ran through the front door and into my room, which is in the back of the house, and got my son. I had my one-year-old and I realized if I went to the back door I could make it. They made it out the front.”

Between Buchanan and her mother all four escaped the blaze as well as the family dog, who bolted out the front door as Buchanan’s mom entered the residence.

The blaze, located in a one-story structure located on one-lane Saddle Tree Lane between Walnut and East streets, quickly drew onlookers from the nearby neighborhood to the west and along East Street above the nearby Royer Corporation. At least two fire companies arrived at the scene on East Street above the property, but the fire was controlled from street level without their services.

By the time firefighters were pumping water, the structure and a pickup truck in the driveway were both engulged. The front tires of the pickup, a Ford F-150, eventually blew from the heat before the fire was brought under control.

After the flames were doused, firefighters made a walkthough of the interior and eventually vented the roof while making sure the blaze was fully extinguished.

A volunteer firefighter with the Brooksburg/Milton Township Fire Department herself, Buchanan said she knew to waste no time getting out of the residence and to not go back into the structure.

The house actually belongs to Buchanan’s uncle, Bob Biesen. A large garage with a second story apartment located behind house, escaped the fire and Buchanan said that might at least give them a place to sleep tonight.