April 10, 2023 - 10:07 pm - Posted in News

Little Rock, Iowa — A family is homeless and one of their pets died in a fire on Saturday, April 8, 2023, near Little Rock.

According to Little Rock Fire Chief Joe Schilling, at about 10:40 p.m., the Little Rock Fire Department was called to the report of a house fire at 4598 IA 9 Street/Highway 9 at the corner of Marsh Avenue, which becomes Section Line Avenue in Little Rock, about a half a mile south of Little Rock.

The chief says the fire department saw the southwest corner of the house was fully engulfed as they approached the scene.

Schilling says the occupants were able to escape the house. The Little Rock Ambulance took one person to Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley. He says one pet perished in the fire.

The fire department was assisted by the George and Sibley fire departments, Little Rock EMS, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation at this time.

Chief Schilling reports that the house is a total loss.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene until 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

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