News release from CCFD
CHARLES CITY – The Charles City Fire Department (CCFD) responded to a report of a house fire with smoke throughout the home at 605 N. Iowa St. in Charles City at about 4:00AM Thursday morning.
Upon arrival of the first Engine company, no smoke or fire was visible from the exterior of the home, and all occupants of the residence had evacuated. The homeowner advised that there was a fire in an exterior wall of the home that they had thought they had extinguished. Firefighters entered the structure and found no fire extension from charring found on the exterior of the home. The only minor damage was contained to exterior wood trim. FifteenCCFD Firefighters responded to the fire with two engines.
No injuries to the occupants or firefighters were reported at the scene.
According to Floyd County Assessor online records, the home is owned by Adam and Yolanda Usher.
Investigation of the cause and origin of the fire conducted by CCFD Investigators concluded that the fire started on the exterior of the home, with the cause listed as undetermined at this time, and is considered to still be under investigation. There was very minor fire damage to the exterior of the home, with very minor light smoke issues throughout the interior. The CCFD was back at the station and in service around 5:00AM.
The CCFD was assisted by the 911 Communications Center, and at the scene of the fire by Charles City Police Department,AMR Ambulance, and MidAmerican Energy. Also responding with mutual aid standby was the Colwell Fire Department and Floyd Fire Department.