At 4:03 pm on Sunday, October 04, 2015, the Iowa City Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire in a 1 ½ story single family residence at 220 Richards Street. First unit arrived on scene within 5 minutes of dispatch and found smoke coming from second story windows.
The residence is in the process of being remodeled; the owner had exited the structure prior to fire department arrival. Fire crews entered the structure and had the fire under control within 11 minutes of arrival.
Seventeen firefighters responded to the fire incident. Iowa City Police, Johnson County Ambulance and Mid-American Energy also assisted at the scene.
No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. The structure sustained approximately $20,000 in fire and smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.
For more information contact the Iowa City Battalion Chief’s office at 319-356-5255.