August 6th, 2022
At 10:44 PM Saturday August 6th 2022 the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 601 S. Roosevelt in Burlington, IA. Fire command arrived at 10:49 PM and reported fire showing from the front half of the mobile home trailer. A box alarm was struck which resulted in a call for 10 off-duty Burlington firefighters. West Burlington firefighters responded on automatic aid. Initial engine company arrived one minute later.
The single wide mobile home trailer is owned by G & B Construction and was vacant at the time of the incident and the mobile home was not insured. Damage is estimated at $5,000 to the structure and $1,000 to contents. No injuries were reported.
The fire is under investigation by the Burlington Police and Fire Departments and is considered suspicious.
Eleven on-duty Burlington firefighters responded to the initial call with an additional seven off-duty Burlington firefighters being called in. Nine West Burlington firefighters as well as Superior Ambulance provided rehab on scene. Burlington Police Department, Alliant Energy and Gas, also assisted at the scene. Firefighters cleared the scene at 1243 AM.