Burlington Fire Report

At 2:28 am Friday January 21, 2022 the Burlington Fire Department responded to a
reported structure fire at 116 N. Marshall Street in Burlington. Air temperature was
negative 7 degrees. Upon arrival 4 minutes later, firefighters found flames and smoke
showing from a 2-unit apartment house. Occupants were in the process of evacuating the
The 2-unit apartment house, owned by Charles McCabe, sustained extensive fire, smoke,
and water damage and is not insured. Damage estimates are still being assessed. Only one
apartment was occupied. The occupants, Jessica Beeler, Annabele Cable and six children,
were able to escape without injury. Police officers were able to keep them warm in squad
cars until other arrangements could be made. There is no renter’s insurance. The Red
Cross has been called for victim assistance.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is
not considered suspicious at this time.
Eleven Burlington firefighters responded to the fire and were assisted by firefighters from
West Burlington, Danville, and Mediapolis responding on mutual aid. Burlington Police,
Alliant Energy, and Superior Ambulance also assisted at the scene. Firefighters remained
on the scene until 6:25 am. There were no injuries