Two House Fires on 6/13

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to two different house fires on 06/13/23.


The first fire, reported at 8:41 PM, was in the 2500 grid of Perkins Road, near Lowell.  The house and garage were engulfed in fire.  No injuries were reported at this residential fire.  New London Fire, Mt. Pleasant Fire, Salem Fire, and Danville Fire all responded and fought the fire.  The house and garage were severely damaged from the fire.  This incident remains under investigation.


The second fire, reported at 11:29 PM, was in the 2300 grid of 220th Street, northeast of Mt. Pleasant.  The home was fully engulfed in fire to a residence.  As the fire was being contained it was discovered that one occupant was unaccounted for.  After the fire was extinguished a person was found inside the burned residence.  The identity of the person is being withheld until the investigation is completed and all family is notified.  This fire was fought by Mt. Pleasant Fire, Winfield Fire, Mt. Union Fire, and New London Fire.  This home was a total loss.


Both fires are being investigated by Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office.