Prosecutor Jesus Manuel Carrasco Chacon told the newspaper that the attack took place on 17 January in the town which is reportedly the source of a dispute between rival drug cartels. The prosecutor did not reveal if there were any casualties resulting from the fires.
According to the newspaper, ground and air operation has been launched to locate those accused of conducting the assault. Armed forces have been deployed in Madera to protect local residents.
In November, nine US citizens living in Mexico, including three women and six children, were killed in an ambush carried out by a criminal organisation. They were part of a family of fundamentalist Mormans that had been living in Northern Mexico for decades.