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[ARCHIVED] Burlington Fire Department responds to garage fire

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November 3, 2022



At 4:18 PM Saturday April 8, 2023 the Burlington Fire Department responded to 1128 Kroeger St for a garage fire.   Firefighters arrived 2.5 minutes later to find a garage with a walkout basement fully engulfed in flames.  The fire also caught a boat on fire that was located in the driveway.  Heat from the fire caused damage to the house, a tractor and a camper all located near the fire.


The property is owned by Edward Smith.  There was no insurance on the garage.


The fire started as a result of illegally burning a hillside off.  Mr. Smith was given a citation for illegal burning.


9 Burlington firefighters responded to the initial call and were assisted by Burlington Police Department and West Burlington Fire Department.  There were no injuries reported.  Firefighters cleared the scene at 5:25 PM.


Luke Sneller

Battalion Chief  

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