BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire just after 9 p.m. Friday night in the 1900 block of Avenue F.
According to witnesses at the scene, flames were jumping from the northeast corner of the structure at around 9 p.m. at a home at 1905 Avenue F. Fort Madison police and a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy were already on the scene. Fort Madison firefighters were on the scene “just a few minutes” after the witnesses saw the flames and had the fire quickly under control.
Law enforcement said the building was occupied at the time but everyone escaped unharmed and one person was treated for minor smoke inhalation by Lee County EMS personnel.
The northeast corner of the building sustained heavy fire damage and the southwest side of a one-car garage on the property also had heat damage.
No other information was immediately available. Lee County EMS, Fort Madison Police, Lee County Sheriff’s Department and Alliant Energy were at the scene.