January 14, 2023
At 5:36 AM Saturday January 14, 2023 the Burlington and West Burlington Fire Departments responded to 607 Dunham Street in Burlington for a reported house fire. Firefighters arrived at 5:40 AM to find smoke and flames visible from the roof in the rear of the house. A box alarm was struck calling in off-duty Burlington firefighters, as well as having Danville and Mediapolis firefighters move closer to Burlington. Firefighters had a difficult time extinguishing the fire due to the rafter configuration and a metal roof. The fire was brought under control by 7:00 AM.
The one-story single-family home is owned by Justin and Stephanie Seager and was occupied by Stephanie Echols. The home is considered a total loss with damage estimates at $25,000 to the structure and $15,000 to contents. The property is not insured. There were no working smoke detectors.
The fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered suspicious.
Firefighters were assisted at the scene by Burlington Police and Alliant Energy. One Burlington firefighter was treated at the scene for a minor injury. Firefighters cleared the scene at 8:50 AM.