Burlington Fire

At 4:18 PM Saturday April 8, 2023 the Burlington Fire Department responded to 1128 Kroeger St for a garage fire. Firefighters arrived 2.5 minutes later to find a garage with a walkout basement fully engulfed in flames. The fire also caught a boat on fire that was located in the driveway. Heat from the fire caused damage to the house, a tractor and a camper all located near the fire. The property is owned by Edward Smith. There was no insurance on the garage. The fire started as a result of illegally burning a hillside off. Mr. Smith was given
a citation for illegal burning. Nine Burlington firefighters responded to the initial call and were assisted by Burlington Police Department and West Burlington Fire Department. There were no injuries reported. Firefighters cleared the scene at 5:25 PM.