At 12:30 PM on August 20th, 2023, the Burlington Fire Department and West Burlington Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire located at 212 S. 10th in Burlington, IA. 52601. Burlington firefighters arrived at 12:35 PM to find a two-story vacant duplex with fire showing from the first floor.
212 S. 10th is a rental property owned by Dennis Wilson and was vacant due to a recent fire to the adjoining side of the duplex. The structure is considered a total loss.
The fire is considered suspicious and is under investigation by the Burlington Fire Dept. And Burlington Police Dept. If you have any further information regarding this investigation, please contact the Burlington Fire Department at (319) 753-8398.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported, and firefighters cleared the scene at 4:44 PM. Ten initial firefighters arrived and were assisted by Danville Fire Dept., Mediapolis Fire Dept., Yarmouth Fire Dept. Lee County EMS, Burlington Waterworks, and Alliant Energy and Gas.
Capt. Robert Berndt
Interim Fire Marshal