Building destroyed in Burlington fire

Building destroyed in Burlington fire

A vacant residence was destroyed in a late night fire in Burlington, according to a news release from Fire Marshal Robert Berndt.

The Burlington Fire Department was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Peasley Street for a report of black smoke and flames on May 25 at about 10:28 p.m. First responders arrived within four minutes to find heavy fire coming from the back of the two-story building. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the flames.

The property was vacant at the time of the incident. The residence is insured and considered a total loss. There were no injuries reported and the last unit cleared the scene by 1:27 a.m.

The West Burlington Fire Department, Danville Fire Department, Alliant Energy and Gas and the Burlington Police Department assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and Burlington Police Department and any additional information will be released by the Fire Marshal.

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