December 31, 2021
At 4:34 PM, Thursday, December 30th 2021, the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 1413 Gnahn Street in Burlington, IA. The Battalion Chief arrived at 4:38 PM and reported smoke and fire showing from the first floor of the one and a half story single family residence. A box alarm was struck which resulted in a call for off-duty Burlington firefighters. West Burlington firefighters responded on automatic aid. Initial engine company arrived one minute later. Firefighters gained access through a walk out basement door and contained the fire to the first floor.
The single family one and half story wood frame house is owned and occupied by Angel Magnuson and is insured. Damage is estimated at $25,000 to the structure and $20,000 to contents. The residence had multiple working smoke detectors. No one was home at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.
The cause of fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Police and Fire Departments.
Twelve on-duty Burlington firefighters responded to the initial call with an additional five off-duty Burlington firefighters being called in. Nine West Burlington firefighters as well as Superior Ambulance assisted on scene. Burlington Police Department, Alliant Energy and Gas, 1800 Board up, and Red Cross also assisted at the scene. Firefighters cleared the scene at 7:35 PM.