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Fire destroys home near Plymouth

by Matt Marquardt –

PLYMOUTH, IA – Local fire departments responded to a house fire southeast of Plymouth, Iowa Wednesday afternoon.

The house, located at 22500 Ulmus Avenue, suffered major damage.  No one was home when the fire broke out.  The fire was reported by a neighbor.

At 3:15 p.m., the house had smoke rising out of the roof and all sides of the house had charred burn marks.

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A concerned neighbor was running down the muddy, gravel road toward the house, asking “Is anyone hurt?” After being informed that no one was home, she said, “the two children were probably at school. They have a couple dogs, but they may have been outside.”

“I didn’t see any animals,” a fireman said. “It’s too bad about the house, it’s a mess. At least nobody was hurt.”

At 4:30 p.m., the Rudd, Nora Springs, Plymouth and Rock Falls Firefighters were still working the hotspots in the structure. A water truck from Nora Spings had arrived at the scene and there were ambulances standing by.

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