Thursday, November 23, 2017
City Of Marshalltown

MFD Responds to House Fire

Department: Fire Department
Date: 11/03/17

For Immediate Release


On November 3, 2017 at 11:43 am, the Marshalltown Fire Department responded with Marshalltown Police Department (MPD) and Unity Point EMS to 501 N. 12th Avenue on a reported house fire. On arrival fire crews reported all occupants were out of the house and light smoke was visible coming from the front door of the residence. Crews entered the structure and extinguished the fire, which was found in the laundry room. The fire was contained to the laundry room, however smoke had filled the entire structure. Firefighters ventilated the building to remove the smoke. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at $7,000. The investigation determined the fire started as the result of the use of an LP gas cooker inside the laundry room which ignited combustible items located nearby.

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David Rierson, Fire Chief
Phone: 641-754-5751