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UPDATED: MCFD battles West State Street fire


This news story was published on January 8, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A house fire was contained Tuesday by Mason City firefighters.

According to the Mason City Fire Department, on January 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM, the Mason City Fire Department responded to an alarm for fire and smoke in a house located at 1129 West State Street.  The fire was discovered and reported by an occupant retuning to the residence.  The property is owned and occupied by Angela Greimann.

The residents had been using a masonry wood-burning fireplace the previous day, and embers from the fire fell into a crack in the firebox and eventually ignited floor joists in the basement.  The fire also entered a hollow wall cavity and spread vertically to the first and second floors.  Firefighters removed lath and plaster to extinguish the fire and check for extension.

Firefighters remained on the scene until 3:01 P.M.

Checking out the roof

MCFD checking out the roof

East side of 1129 West State Street

East side of 1129 West State Street

More and more smoke coming out of upstairs front window

More and more smoke coming out of upstairs front window

snowman wants to help the firefighters

Snowman in the way

West side of house

West side of house

West State Street

West State Street

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2 Responses to UPDATED: MCFD battles West State Street fire

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    January 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Wouldn’t doubt the meth lab…haha…it was Timmy Cox house. KARMA!

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    January 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I heard there was a meth lab in the basement