On July 11th, 2023, at 12:21am the Burlington Fire Department was dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a house located at 530 S. 10th in Burlington. Upon arrival, they observed heavy smoke and flames from a second-story window.
In addition to the BFD, a box alarm was struck resulting in calling in 10 off-duty Burlington Firefighters. West Burlington Fire Department, Burlington Police Department, and Alliant Energy and Gas assisted at the scene. The American Red Cross provided lodging assistance to the affected occupants.
The house is owned and occupied by Joseph Schrock, who was home at the time of the incident. Two additional roommates were home and all three residents escaped the fire. The home had no working smoke detectors at the time of the incident.
There were no injuries reported. The fire is ruled undetermined and appears to be electrical in nature at this time.