Early Morning Structure Fire in Burlington

“Burlington Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1600 block Osborn in the early morning hours of July 27th. West Burlington Fire Department was called in on auto aid. It appears that Danville Fire and Mepo Fire were also brought in to assist, as well as off-duty Burlington Firefighters. Superior Ambulance was brought in for rehab. This is a developing situation and KILJ will provide updates as they come.”

There is now an update for the early morning structure fire.

At 3:37 AM Thursday, July 27th, 2023, the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 1305 Corse St. in Burlington, IA. Burlington firefighters arrived at 3:43 AM to find a fully engulfed detached garage fire. The two vehicles adjacent to the garage also sustained damage from the fire.

The garage is owned by Donald and Donna Charles and is considered a total loss. The property and its contents are insured.

Eleven initial Burlington firefighters responded to the call. A box alarm was struck, which resulted in calling in 10 off-duty Burlington Firefighters. West Burlington Fire Department responded with automatic aid. Alliant Gas and Energy and the Burlington Police Department assisted on the scene.

The fire has been ruled undetermined and not considered suspicious.

No injuries were reported, and firefighters cleared the scene at 5:20 AM.