Burlington Resident Notified of Fire by Off-Duty Police Officer and Neighbor

At 8:31 AM Sunday, July 9, 2023, the Burlington Fire Department and Mediapolis Fire Department were dispatched and responded to a report of a structure fire at 14075 90th Ave, rural Burlington in Tama Township. Due to area road closures, firefighters arrived at 8:48 AM. Firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire within a wall and contain the fire to the unoccupied portion of the residence which is used for storage.

The fire caused significant damage to the wall and extended through the roof.

A box alarm was struck which resulted in calling in 10 off-duty Burlington Firefighters, West Burlington Fire Department, and Gladstone Fire Department. Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office and REC also assisted on the scene.

The house is owned by Stephanie Dingman who was sleeping in a different part of the residence. Ms. Dingman was awoken by her neighbor Mr. Morrison and off-duty Burlington Police Officer Lt. Wayne Thomson.

The fire is not considered suspicious and has been classified as accidental.

The scene was turned over to the property owner and all units returned to service at approximately 12:15 PM. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries reported.