Several Departments Assist With House FireWritten by Theresa Rose on March 12, 2018
At 10:43 PM Sunday March 11, 2018 the Burlington Fire Department was called to 10962 Wildlife Lakes Drive, rural West Burlington in Flint River Township, for a reported house fire. Burlington firefighters responded from various parts of the city due to just clearing from another fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single family house heavily involved in fire. Mutual aid was requested for water tenders and manpower from Danville, Gladstone, Mediapolis, and West Burlington Fire Departments.
The house, owned and occupied by Eric Faugust and Cindy Wardle, sustained extensive fire, smoke, and water damage throughout. Damage estimates are still being assessed and the home is insured. The occupants were alerted to the fire prior to the smoke detectors activating. Both were able to escape without injury with their pets.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered suspicious.
11 on-duty Burlington firefighters responded to the call and were assisted by 3 firefighters from Danville, 6 from Gladstone, 2 from Mediapolis, and 8 from West Burlington all responding on mutual aid. 7 off-duty Burlington firefighters were called in to assist. Superior Ambulance was also called to assist with rehab. Burlington firefighters remained on the scene until 4:22 AM Monday. There were no injuries.