May 4, 2022
At 2:04 PM Wednesday May 4, 2022 the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 243 S. 7th Street in Burlington. Firefighters responded from outside the stations while conducting training. Police officers arrived at 2:05 PM to find smoke showing and located flames inside the two-story wood frame house. Firefighters arrived at 2:08 PM. The fire spread into the wall and up to the attic. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to that area with the fire being extinguished at 4:24 PM.
Nobody was at the property at the time of the fire. Property information along with damage estimates are still being gathered for the vacant home. With fire and water damages the house is considered a total loss.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Burlington Police and Fire Departments and is considered suspicious. If anyone has any information regarding this fire, please call Crime Stoppers at 319-753-6835.
Eleven Burlington firefighters responded to the call along with six West Burlington firefighters responding on automatic aid. A box alarm was struck bringing Danville and Mediapolis firefighters closer to assist with other emergency calls. Burlington Police, Superior Ambulance, and Alliant Energy also responded to the scene. Firefighters cleared the scene at 5:44 PM. There were no injuries.