June 7, 2023
At 2:14 AM Wednesday June 7, 2023 the Burlington and West Burlington Fire Departments responded to a reported mobile home on fire at 601 S. Roosevelt Avenue, Lot 19, in Burlington. Firefighters arrived at 2:22 AM to find flames showing from underneath the mobile home. Firefighters worked to contain the fire to underneath the center section of the mobile home, however the fire did burn through the floor and into south wall. The fire was fully extinguished by 5:00 AM
The mobile home, owned by Robert Tabb, was not occupied. Damages are still being assessed, but are likely to exceed the value of the mobile home. There is no insurance.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Police and Fire Departments and is considered suspicious.
Firefighters were assisted at the scene by Burlington Police and Alliant Energy. Firefighters cleared the scene at 5:40 AM. There were no injuries.