Fire Engulfs Garage, Threatens House

No one was injured, but a mid-afternoon fire yesterday(Tues) at 140-12 North Prairie Grove Road in Flint River Township leveled a 2-car garage and could’ve spread to the nearby house…which suffered minor heat damage.


Both buildings are covered by insurance. Owner Dale Dobson was home and called the fire department just before 2:45, after he heard loud noises coming from the garage. Burlington, West Burlington, Mediapolis and Gladstone crews were all called to help fight the flames and they remained on the scene for about two hours.


Burlington Fire Marshal Mark Crooks says he’s still investigating to find a cause, but he doesn’t think the fire was suspicious.