At 5:04 pm on November 16, 2023. The Burlington Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 217 Barret St. Burlington, IA. 52601. Burlington firefighters arrived approximately four minutes later and located flames showing from a second-story window.
217 Barret St. Is owned by Trenton Furnald who was not home at the time of this incident. Mr. Furnalds dog was rescued from the fire and taken to the local animal shelter. The residence had no working smoke or carbon monoxide alarms present.
The property was insured and damage is being assessed at this time.
At 1:57 am on November 17, 2023, Burlington firefighters responded back to 217 Barret St., and arrived approximately four minutes later to find flames showing from a second-story window. At the time of this fire, there were no occupants inside.
Ten firefighters responded to the initial alarm. Burlington Fire Department was assisted by West Burlington Fire Department, Burlington Police Department, and Alliant Energy and Gas.
There were no reported injuries by civilians or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Additional information relating to this incident will be made available by the Fire Marshal.