At 12:30 PM on August 20th, 2023, the Burlington Fire Department and West Burlington Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire located at 212 S. 10th in Burlington, IA. 52601. Burlington firefighters arrived at 12:35 PM to find a two-story vacant duplex with fire showing from the first floor.
212 S. 10th is a rental property owned by Dennis Wilson and was vacant due to a recent fire to the adjoining side of the duplex. The structure is considered a total loss.
The fire is considered suspicious and is under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and Burlington Police Department.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported, and firefighters cleared the scene at 4:44 PM. Ten initial firefighters responded to the incident and were assisted by Danville Fire Department, Mediapolis Fire Department, Yarmouth Fire Department, Lee County EMS, Burlington Waterworks, and Alliant Energy and Gas.