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Fire causes major damage and tenant evacuations at Clear Lake multi-family structure


This news story was published on February 23, 2021.
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Google image of 2103 14th Ave. N.

CLEAR LAKE – Major fire damage and tenants were evacuated at a multi-unit dwelling in Clear Lake Sunday.

The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in Clear Lake this afternoon at 1523 hrs. The address of the incident was 2101 and 2103 14th Avenue North in Clear Lake. The property is owned by the North Iowa Regional Housing Authority. The Clear Lake Fire Department responded with 1 ladder company, 2 engine companies, 1 ambulance , and 1 support vehicle with a total of 15 firefighters. Also responding in mutual aid support to assist with manpower were 5 firefighters and 1 engine company from the Ventura Fire Department. Upon arrival of the first responding units one side of the duplex style building was heavily charged with smoke with fire showing from a rear second story bedroom. The second unit of the building also had heavy smoke as well.

All occupants had safely evacuated the building. There were no injuries.

The CLFD says the cause of the fire in under investigation. The occupant of 2101 address is Jennifer McInroy while the occupant of 2103 is Tyniqueka Hopkins. Both occupants have arranged temporary alternate housing.

Also assisting at the scene were Alliant Energy and the Clear Lake Police Department.

Damage is estimated at $40,000.

All Fire Departments units had cleared the scene at 1653 hrs.

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