April 18, 2020
At 6:22 PM Friday April 17, 2020 the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 1527 Grove Street in Burlington. Firefighters arrived 3 minutes later to find smoke coming from the rear of the small one-story house. Firefighters located flames in the kitchen with heavy smoke throughout. During a search of the house, firefighters found an unconscious adult female and removed her from the home. Fire Department Paramedics treated the female at the scene and transported her to Great River Medical Center in West Burlington for further treatment.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen of the single family home. The fire was fully extinguished by 7:05 PM. Damage estimates are still being assessed and the home is insured. Three dogs perished as a result of the fire and there were no other injuries. The house had working smoke alarms. The Red Cross has been called to assist the family.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Police and Fire Departments and the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office. The fire is not considered suspicious.
Nine on-duty Burlington firefighters responded to the fire and were assisted by six West Burlington firefighters responding on automatic aid. Superior Ambulance and Alliant Energy also assisted at the scene. Firefighters remained on the scene until 11:18 PM. There were no other injuries.
Mark Crooks, Fire Marshal