February 26, 2022
At 3:46 PM Saturday February 26, 2022 the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 2601 Sunrise Lane in Burlington. Firefighters arrived 4 minutes later to find smoke and flames in the back of the single-family home. The fire started outside near a screen porch and traveled into the attic of the home. Six people were in the home at the time of the fire and all escaped without injury.
The house is owned and occupied by Ryan Oleson and is insured. The home sustained significant fire, smoke and water damage and damage estimates are still being assessed. The Red Cross is assisting with victim assistance.
The fire is considered accidental and caused by a hot ember or ash from discarded smoking material.
Fourteen Burlington firefighters responded to the call and were assisted by nine West Burlington firefighters responding on automatic aid. Burlington Police and Alliant Energy also assisted. Firefighters cleared the scene at 6:25 PM. There were no injuries.