Fire breaks out in FM home Monday night

Fort Madison Police Officer Joshua Wade mans a hose while Fort Madison firefighters look for occupants of a house fire Monday night in Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison firefighters were called to the scene of a home on fire Monday night just after 9 p.m. in the 1900 block of Avenue L.

When firefighters arrived flames were coming from the inside of the home at 1924 Avenue L and had engulfed the front porch due to something catching on fire on a pool table in the home, according to witnesses and LeeComm dispatchers.

Fort Madison firefighters tend to some embers still burning in the overhang of a porch in 1924 Avenue L Monday night. The home was severely damaged when fire broke out on a pool table inside the home. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

The fire resulted in an all-call which pulls in all city firefighters. Emergency crews from Lee County Ambulance, as well as Fort Madison police officers at different times were manning hoses as firefighters searched the home for occupants.

Lee County Assessors indicate the home is owned by Denise Kempker and is valued at $26,650.

Preliminary reports indicated there were no injuries and the exact cause of the fire remains unknown as of this posting.

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