HOUSE FIRE: Significant Damage to Home

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Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of an early morning house fire in Urbandale on Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to the home at 3214 68th Street just after 2 a.m.

“Crews arrived to find fire through the roof.  They made a quick attack.  Now we’re in the process of just doing overhaul and making sure we have everything out” said Urbandale Fire Chief Jerry Holt.

It is still early in the investigation, but it appears the fire may have started in the kitchen area.

Holt says there is significant damage to the home, including fire and heat damage to the first and second floors.

Once investigators are able to get into the home they will try to determine the exact cause of the fire.

No one was home at the time.

Crews from Clive, Johnston and Windsor Heights were called in the assist Urbandale.

Holt says he did not hear smoke detectors when he arrived.  He says every fire should serve as a reminder to everyone to make sure they have working smoke detectors and a fire plan.

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