June 14th, 2022
At 12:07 a.m. Tuesday June 14th, 2022 the Burlington and West Burlington Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a garage on fire at 312 Currant street in Burlington, Iowa. Burlington Firefighters arrived on the scene at 12:12 am to find a large two-car detached garage fully engulfed in fire and threatening other nearby residences.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in less than thirty minutes with assistance from West Burlington Firefighters whom responded on automatic aid. The property is owned and occupied by Ms. Tamara Day and her family. The occupants were home at the time of the fire and were alerted to the fire by neighbors. The occupants were able to escape without any injuries. Initial damage estimates were $25,000 to the structure and $10,000 in contents.
The fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Police and Fire Departments.
Eleven Burlington firefighters responded on the initial call. An additional five off duty Burlington firefighters were called in to duty as well. Seven West Burlington firefighters responded on automatic aid, Danville and Mediapolis Fire departments provided change of quarters coverage to help provide coverage for any additional emergency calls. Burlington Police Department, Alliant Energy and the Red Cross assisted at the scene. There were no injuries.
Firefighters cleared the scene at 3:19 a.m.
Todd Van Scoy