Wapello Fire Responds to Garage and Camper Fire on Thursday Morning

At approximately 11:38 AM on Thursday April 4th, Wapello Fire and Rescue was called 714 Washington Street in Wapello for a report of a garage fire. Dispatch advised the garage was fully involved and the fire was spreading to an adjacent camper.

Morning Sun Fire Department was requested for mutual aid and responded to the scene. Fire crews arrived on scene to find an approximately 800 square foot garage heavily involved with fire spreading to a fifth wheel camper. 32′ x 82′ machine shed fully engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly brought under control and was eventually extinguished by firefighters. The building and contents sustained significant damage, however they were insured by the property owner.

Damage estimates are unavailable at this time. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Also assisting was Wapello Community Ambulance and Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.