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F.D. fire damages vacant house

April 18, 2013
Messenger News
- Messenger photo by Barbara Wallace Hughes

Fort Dodge firefighters work to put out a house fire in the 100 block of Seventh Avenue North Wednesday. Fire Capt. Mitch Sells said the call came in around 7 a.m. The house, which was vacant, had smoke damage throughout and fire damage in the living room. Sells said the fire was extinguished within 20 minutes, but crews spent almost four hours on scene trying to determine how and why it started. He said the fire remains under investigation.


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