House destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon

Firefighters from around central Lee County battled this house fire on Wednesday beginning at about 11:40 a.m. Personnel were still on the scene at 1:30 as of this posting. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

BY PCC STAFF

ARGYLE – Several Lee County fire departments are still on the scene of a house fire in the 2400 block of 160th Avenue. The house appeared to be a total loss.

According to LeeComm, Des Moines Township had command of the scene. Fire Chief Jason Newberry couldn’t be reached for comment.

The structure, located two miles west of Hwy 218 and about a mile south on 160th Avenue, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at approximately 11:40 Wednesday morning.

Firefighters from Des Moines Township, Montrose, Donnellson, and Farmington were shuttling water into the scene for about two hours due to the remote location.

Pen City Current will update this story as information becomes available. No injuries were reported at the scene and no information on whether anyone was home at the time is yet available.

Firefighters from around central Lee County battled this house fire on Wednesday beginning at about 11:40 a.m. Personnel were still on the scene at 1:30 as of this posting. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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