Muscatine Fire Department – 21:10
At approximately 18:40 on January 28, 2018 the Muscatine Joint Communications Center (MUSCOM) received a 911 call of a residence on fire at 1224 Grand Avenue. Upon arrival fire crews found a heavy
flames coming from the southeast room of the building. Crews initiated a fire attack and ‘knocked down’ the main body of fire within a few minutes. The fire had already destroyed most of the interior of the southeast room and had spread smoke throughout the residence. There was a report of a civilian injury, and one person was transported by MFD ambulance to Trinity Muscatine with non-life threatening injuries. There were no injuries to repsonders.
Three persons were displaced by the fire, and Red Cross has already responded to provide emergency
assistance to the residents.
The fire department remains on scene to watch for hot spots. The initial investigation is expected to conclude before noon on the 29th. The building had structural damage due to the fire. Contents
incurred smoke damage. Initial loss estimates are $25,000 to the structure and another $10,000 in contents loss.
The Muscatine Fire Department was assisted by the Muscatine Police Department and the Fruitland Fire Department. Approximately 18 fire fighters responded to the fire, including some off duty personnel.
Mike Hartman, Fire Marshal