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Faulty Outlet Causes House Fire in Marshalltown


MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  —  Crews in Marshalltown responded to a report of a house fire early Saturday morning.

Upon arriving to the residence on Orchard Drive, fire officials found smoke coming from the basement and first floor windows; the fire was later found in a wall in the basement, caused by a faulty outlet.

The homeowner said he and his wife had been sleeping when they were woken up by the home’s fire alarms; all occupants made it out of the house safely, and no injuries were reported.

The building suffered an estimated $20,000 in damages.