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Chimney Causes Fire in Storm Lake Home

December 11, 2019 10:19am

(Storm Lake, IA) -- On Tuesday evening the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 1008 Kelvin Road in reference to a reported fire on the roof of the residence.

Upon the arrival of firefighters, they extinguished a fully involved chimney fire located on the north side of the residence.

Fire damage was confined to the area of the chimney with moderate heat and smoke damage to the attic space and main floor.

Damage is estimated at $15,000.00. It is believed that heat from the chimney flue pipe ignited the surrounding wooden structure causing the fire.

A passing motorist alerted the occupants in the home of the fire. There were no injuries.

The residence is owned by Chad and Caroline Mason of Storm Lake.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 1.5 hours and was assisted by the Storm Lake Police Department and Buena Vista County Paramedics.



[SOURCE: City of Storm Lake]