Morning Fire Destroys Colfax Home

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Fire at home south of Colfax on Highway 117. (WHO-HD)

Fire at home south of Colfax on Highway 117. (WHO-HD)

JASPER COUNTY, Iowa – A fire Wednesday morning destroyed a home just south of Colfax.

The call came in a little after 9:00 a.m. about a house fire on Highway 117. Smoke was blowing across the highway and the home at 605 S. League Rd., which is also Highway 117, was found to be fully engulfed in flame.

Officials tell Channel 13 an 18-year-old was home at the time the fire started but was able to escape. It appears the fire began in the garage.

Several departments responded to the fire and Highway 117 was blocked off so firefighters could work.

The home is believed to be a complete loss. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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