Area fire departments respond to house fire northeast of Floyd
By Bob Steenson, email@example.com
Firefighters from four departments responded to a report of a chimney fire that spread into the roof of a home Wednesday around noon north of Floyd.
The fire, at 2650 130th St., Floyd, caused about $75,000 damage, estimated Fire Chief Ben Chatfield of Floyd Fire and Rescue.
The roof will need to be replaced, but interior damage was confined mostly to the kitchen area, near where the fire started, he said.
Chatfield said the fire started in the chimney to a wood-burner, then spread into the roof. Firefighters had to cut large holes in the roof and spray in water to access all the burning areas.
In addition to Floyd Search and Rescue, firefighters and equipment from Charles City, Colwell and Osage responded, as well as AMR ambulance and Floyd County Emergency Management.
According to Floyd County property records, the home is owned by Eldon Zimmerman. All the occupants of the home were able to get out safely after the fire started.
Firefighters were called a little before 11 a.m. and were on the scene more than two hours.