November 3, 2022
At 4:18 PM Saturday April 8, 2023 the Burlington Fire Department responded to 1128 Kroeger St for a garage fire. Firefighters arrived 2.5 minutes later to find a garage with a walkout basement fully engulfed in flames. The fire also caught a boat on fire that was located in the driveway. Heat from the fire caused damage to the house, a tractor and a camper all located near the fire.
The property is owned by Edward Smith. There was no insurance on the garage.
The fire started as a result of illegally burning a hillside off. Mr. Smith was given a citation for illegal burning.
9 Burlington firefighters responded to the initial call and were assisted by Burlington Police Department and West Burlington Fire Department. There were no injuries reported. Firefighters cleared the scene at 5:25 PM.