Burlington House FireWritten by Theresa Rose on December 21, 2015
At 7:13 AM Sunday December 20, 2015 the Burlington Fire Department was called to 1214 Dehner Street for a reported house fire. Firefighters arrived within 6 minutes to find smoke coming from the eaves on the north side of the two-story wood frame house. Firefighters located a fire in the basement and quickly extinguished it. The fire was contained to the basement with smoke damage throughout. The fire was declared out at 8:11 AM.
The house, a single family home owned by Eric Hingst, was occupied by four adults and one child at the time of the fire. All were able to escape without injury. The renters, Mason Moore and Victoria Jones, were in a second floor bedroom and were alerted to the fire by smoke detectors. Another occupant, Ashley Moore, awoke to find a fire on top of a bedroom dresser and rapidly spreading. Damages are estimated at $15,000 to the structure and $5,000 to the contents. The house is insured, but there is no renters insurance.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered suspicious.
Ten Burlington Firefighters responded to the initial call and were assisted by two West Burlington Firefighters responding on automatic aid. Firefighters remained on the scene until 9:11 AM. There were no injuries.