Orange City Home Sustains $300,000 In Damage In Early Wednesday Fire; Alton Firefighter Hurt

Date posted - June 26, 2013

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Picture courtesy Sioux County Sheriff’s Office

Orange City, Iowa — An Orange City home sustained about $300,000 in damage in a fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning (6/26/13), and one firefighter was taken to the hospital.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:40 AM, their emergency center paged the Orange City Fire Department to a report of a structure
fire. The fire was reported to be at 508 Providence Avenue Southeast in Orange City.

When the fire department got there, they could see the roof of the house and garage were engulfed in flames.

Everyone who had been in the home had safely evacuated by the time emergency personnel arrived.

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Picture courtesy Sioux County Sheriff’s Office

An Alton Firefighter sustained minor injuries at the scene and was treated and released from the Orange City Hospital.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be due to spontaneous combustion from wood‐stain soaked rags that were left in the garage.

The house and its contents sustained an estimated $300,000 in damages.

The Orange City Fire Department remained at the location until nearly 5 AM.

The Orange City Fire Department was assisted by the Alton Fire Department, Orange City Police Department, Orange City Ambulance, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

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