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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Farmer displaced after house fire in Dallas County

VIDEO: A Dallas County farmer is displaced after his house caught fire Monday morning west of Woodward. Investigators say the farmer was out doing chores when he noticed the smoke and called 911. Multiple fire departments responded. Investigators believe the fire started in the basement and may have been caused by an electrical issue. The interior of the house has heavy smoke and water damage, and the floor collapsed in multiple rooms. No one was hurt in the fire.
KCCI-TV CBS 8 Des Moines

Python, 2 cats likely dead in Cedar Rapids mobile home fire, residents displaced

A Cedar Rapids mobile home is a total loss after a fire that killed multiple pets on Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Ripon Street SW at the Kirkwood Estates at around 10:15 a.m. for a mobile home on fire. Two residents were able to get out of the home safely with their dog. Two cats and a python likely died in the fire, according to officials. Firefighters said the fire was extinguished at around 10:40 a.m., but smoke and steam continued for a long time afterward due to the amount of material inside the home. The home is considered a total loss. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.
KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids

Fire heavily damages home in Northwest Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Firefighters were called to an early morning fire at a home in the NW Cedar Rapids flood plain. First responders were called to the 500 block of M Avenue NW after someone spotted fire coming from the home. When crews arrived around 4:45am, they found flames engulfing the street-side of the home. Authorities say no one was home at the time of the call. Crews made their way through the home to confirm no one was inside and put out flames burning through the interior. No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is now under investigation. The home is located in an area of Cedar Rapids where few homes remain after the 2008 flood.
KGAN-TV CBS 2 Cedar Rapids

Monday, November 27, 2023

East side Des Moines home destroyed by fire

VIDEO: A vacant home on the east side of Des Moines was destroyed by a fire overnight. It happened on East 33rd Street, just north of University Avenue. Just before 1 a.m. reports came in of a fire in a vacant home that was being used for storage. Upon crews’ arrival, they discovered the second story had collapsed into the first floor. The building is connected to the Donut King though it is unclear at this time if it was utilized by the business. No other buildings were affected by the fire and crews were on scene for hours battling flames and putting out hot spots. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
WHO-TV NBC 13 Des Moines

No one hurt after fire in Clinton

No one was injured as a result of a fire in Clinton Saturday afternoon. The Clinton Fire Department was dispatched to 2398 Dunham Street for a reported structure fire with smoke coming from the roof Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023 at 2:28 p.m., according to a Monday city release. Crews responded with two ladder trucks, one engine, two ambulances, and a command vehicle, and Camanche Fire responded with an engine. Upon arrival, crews located a one-and-a-half-story wood frame residential structure with heavy smoke and fire showing from two windows on the first floor. Crews were able to initiate a rapid offensive attack and had the fire knocked down within minutes. A primary search of the residence was conducted locating no victims. Crews performed salvage and overhaul operations putting out hot spots and checking for extension.
KLJB-TV FOX 18 Davenport

No one injured after explosion at ethanol plant in Shell Rock

Around 4:00 PM on Saturday, first responders were called to an explosion at the Poet Ethanol Plant in Shell Rock. Upon arrival, responders reported no visible flames. Officials say crews spoke with employees and determined everyone was accounted for and no injuries were reported. First responders were on the scene for approximately one and a half hours. Butler County Emergency Management says the unconfirmed cause was a combustible dust explosion, but an investigation into the cause will be conducted. The plant is currently operational at this time.
KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids

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