Marion County First Responders Kept Busy as Crews Assist with House Fire, Rollover Crash

  • Source: WHO-TV NBC 13 Des Moines
  • Published: 11/29/2019 07:40 AM

It was a busy morning for crews in Marion County Friday as a house fire and rollover crash happened almost simultaneously. According to Pella Fire Department Captain Randy Bogaard, firefighters responded to a home in the 100 block of Terrace Drive in rural Otley around 3:30 a.m. Friday. Initial reports stated the garage of the ranch-style home was on fire but flames quickly spread into the house. A father and his two teenage sons were able to safely escape thanks to being alerted by a smoke alarm. Bogaard says the house is still standing but there is extensive smoke and fire damage. Around the same time, first responders were called to a rollover crash on Idaho Drive outside Pella. Bogaard says a pickup truck hit black ice and lost control, rolling his vehicle several times. The male driver went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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