January 20, 2020
At 7:24 PM Sunday January 19, 2020 the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 1306 S. 12th Street in Burlington. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke showing with flames coming from the rear of a one story wood frame house. The fire was mostly contained to the attic and firefighters brought the fire under control by 8:54 PM.
The single family home, owned and occupied by Dane Fenton, sustained extensive fire and smoke damage. Damage estimates exceed $20,000 to the structure and $4,500 in contents. The property is insured. There were no working smoke alarms. The Red Cross is helping with victim assistance.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered suspicious.
Nine Burlington firefighters responded to the call and were assisted by six West Burlington firefighters responding on automatic aid. Burlington Police, Superior Ambulance, and Alliant Energy also assisted at the scene. Firefighters remained on the scene until 11:50 PM. There were no injuries.
Mark Crooks, Fire Marshal