Hull, Iowa — A man was taken to a hospital and one room of a house was destroyed in a fire on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Hull.
According to Hull Fire Chief Greg Van Roekel, about 2:15 a.m., the Hull Fire Department was called to the report of a house on fire, with occupants still trying to get out at 703 Second Street. That’s in central Hull, just north of the Boyden-Hull High School.
The chief says the fire department was told the fire was in one of the house’s rooms. He says they mounted an interior attack and got the fire knocked down quickly.
Van Roekel says one occupant of the home was taken to a hospital after he fell down the steps while trying to get out of the house.
The fire department was assisted by the Rock Valley Fire Department, the Hull Ambulance Squad, the Rock Valley Police Department, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.
He says the cause of the fire is undetermined, and he declined to speculate on a possible cause.
Chief Van Roekel reports that the room where the fire started was totaled in the blaze, and the upstairs of the home sustained some smoke damage as well.
He tells us the 30 firefighters who responded were on the scene for about an hour.