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Clear Lake family returns home to find house on fire

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake family returned home only to find their house ablaze.

The Clear Lake Fire Department (CLFD) responded to a reported structure fire at 1509 North 24th Street in Clear Lake at 1:57 PM. The CLFD responded with 1 ladder company, 1 engine company, 1 medic unit, and 1 support truck with a total of 11 firefighters. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single story home with light smoke showing from an open overhead garage door and heavy fire showing in a kitchen. An agressive interior attack was made with the aid of positive pressure ventilation. The fire was quickly brought under control and extensive overhaul was done.

Damage is estimated at $40,000. The property is insured, the CLFD reports.

There were no injuries. The home is owned by Nicholas Genzler. Mr. Genzler and his family were not at home at the time of the fire but returned home to discover it and notified the emergency dispatch center.

Clear Lake Firefighters were assisted at the scene by 1 engine company from the Ventura Fire Department with 2 members the Clear Lake Police Department, and Alliant Energy.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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