RO Firefighters tackle early morning blaze Sunday

An early morning fire is under investigation by the Red Oak fire Department.

On Oct. 23 at 1:58 a.m., the Red Oak Fire Department was dispatched to 907 E. Prospect St. for a reported house fire.

Upon arrival, the entire front of the residence was on fire. Fire was extending from the first floor through the residence into the attic space.  Mutual Aid was called upon and received from the Stanton Fire Department, Elliott Fire Department, and Essex Rescue.

There were four occupants at the time of the fire and they all evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival. Unfortunately, some pets did perish in the fire, however, a couple of the pets were able to be rescued.

The fire was brought under control at around 5:55 a.m., and the incident was terminated at 8:03 a.m. in the morning.

A couple of the occupants of the home were evaluated by EMS on scene for smoke inhalation, there were no injuries to Firefighters

The fire remains under investigation at this time. The Red Oak Fire Department was also assisted at the scene by the Red Oak Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Red Oak Water Department, MidAmerican Utilities, and Montgomery County Communications.

The Red Oak Express

2012 Commerce Drive
P.O. Box 377
Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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