News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/21/2022 2:57:19 PM to 1/28/2022 12:05:01 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: January 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Burlington Fire Department responds to house fire

Press Release

January 21, 2022 


At 2:28 am Friday January 21, 2022 the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 116 N. Marshall Street in Burlington.  Air temperature was negative 7 degrees.  Upon arrival 4 minutes later, firefighters found flames and smoke showing from a 2-unit apartment house.  Occupants were in the process of evacuating the house.


The 2-unit apartment house, owned by Charles McCabe, sustained extensive fire, smoke, and water damage and is not insured.  Damage estimates are still being assessed.  Only one apartment was occupied.  The occupants, Jessica Beeler, Annabele Cable and six children, were able to escape without injury.  Police officers were able to keep them warm in squad cars until other arrangements could be made.  There is no renter’s insurance.  The Red Cross has been called for victim assistance.


The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered suspicious at this time.


Eleven Burlington firefighters responded to the fire and were assisted by firefighters from West Burlington, Danville, and Mediapolis responding on mutual aid.  Burlington Police, Alliant Energy, and Superior Ambulance also assisted at the scene.  Firefighters remained on the scene until 6:25 am.  There were no injuries.


Mark Crooks

Fire Marshal

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases