Nobody was hurt in a fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to an apartment building in Coralville, according to fire department officials.
At around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, the Coralville Fire Department was sent to a report of a fire at 922 Boston Way. Multiple people were inside the complex at the time the fire started, but all were able to exit without injury. The man who was in the apartment where the fire started was asleep, according to firefighters, but was awoken by a neighbor who yelled inside his window.
Firefighters were able to put out the blaze in about 10 minutes. Damage from flames was contained to the originating unit, but smoke damage was seen in the rest of the building. Officials estimated total damage at around $150,000.
Residents of the apartment were receiving assistance from the Red Cross. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
Fire destroyed a detached garage and spread to two nearby home early Sunday morning.
Residents evacuated the homes, and no injuries were reported.
“I heard the dog bark and that kind of woke me, and my husband could see a yellow light through our window, so he got up to look,” said Amy Schaefer, who lives next door to 1638 Lark Lane, where the fire broke out at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday
“That garage was just engulfed,” she said.
Schaefer gathered up their dogs, left the house and called 911.
Flames spread to the side of her house at 1630 Lark and the back of 1638. Intense heat from the blaze melted the siding on the attached garage at 1642 Lark.
Schaefer said she was impressed by the fire department’s quick response and the fact firefighters took extra steps to protect items inside her house while extinguishing the flames.
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier - Metered Site
Des Moines firefighters responded to a house fire on East 21st Street.
The fire was reported around 4 a.m. Monday.
The district fire chief said no one was living inside the home and no one was hurt. He said the fire spread into the attic, so there's extensive damage.
Crews were cleaning up and wrapping up their response early Monday morning.
The chief didn't say what sparked the fire.
KCCI-TV CBS 8 Des Moines
Greene County authorities continue an investigation into an alleged arson event on Thursday night and have requested arrest warrants against as-of-yet unidentified individuals in the case. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies and the Grand Junction, Rippey and Jefferson Fire and Rescue Departments responded to a house fire in the 600 block of 2nd Street in Rippey at approximately 11:52 p.m. on July 30. The house was a total loss and the initial investigation has pointed to arson. The occupants had moved out of the residence only a few hours prior to the fire, and a neighbor came forward, saying the occupants had told them they were going to light it on fire after they were out.