Alta House Destroyed In Saturday Fire

Alta, Iowa — A house in Alta is considered a total loss due to a fire this weekend.

According to Alta Fire Chief Kirk Reetz, firefighters were called to the scene at 3:55 Saturday afternoon. No one was in the residence when the fire started, and no one was injured.

According to Reetz, the strong wind made it very difficult to fight the blaze, but he says thankfully the wind didn’t cause the fire to spread any further.

Reetz says it took firefighters about three hours to get the fire under control, but about seven hours were spent doing overhaul and finding all the hot spots. Firefighters were on the scene for a total of 11 hours.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Alta, Aurelia, Schaller, and Storm Lake Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

(Courtesy fellow Community First Broadcasting station KAYL in Storm Lake)


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