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Posted on: July 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] July 30th Structure Fire in Flint River Township

Press Release: 

July 30th, 2023 


At 6:46 p.m. Sunday, July 30th, 2023, the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire at Timberline Estates Mobile Home Park 14876 Washington Road lot #148 in Flint River Township. Burlington Firefighters arrived on the scene at 6:54 p.m. to find a mobile home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the one story single family dwelling.  


The home is owned and occupied by Ms. Paula Gustafson and her adult grandson Mr. Anthony Strong. The property and it’s contents are insured. 


Eleven on duty Burlington Firefighters responded to the call.  A box alarm was struck, which resulted in 10 off-duty Burlington Firefighters being called in. The West Burlington Fire Department responded on Automatic Aid.  Danville, Mediapolis and Gladstone Fire Departments also responded with water tenders, personnel and equipment. Fire crews were assisted at the scene by the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Department and the Red Cross.  


The fire has been ruled undetermined at this time, and remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office. 


No injuries were reported, and firefighters cleared the scene at 11:13 p.m. 


Todd Van Scoy 

Battalion Chief 

Burlington Fire Department 


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