Orange City, Iowa — A range was destroyed in a fire on Sunday, September 13, 2020, in Orange City.
According to Orange City Fire Chief Denny Vander Wel, about 7:45 p.m., the Orange City Fire Department was called to the report of an oven fire at 403 Fourth Street Northeast in Orange City.
The chief says that according to the occupant they had put a frozen pizza in the oven and somehow activated self-clean mode. He says the oven got way too hot and the pizza started on fire inside the oven. When the self-clean mode is activated, the door locks, and Vander Wel says they couldn’t get at the fire. He says when firefighters arrived, they took the range outside and pryed the door open to put out the fire.
Vander Wel says no injuries were reported, and the damage was limited to the range. He says there wasn’t even any smoke damage in the home.
He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for 15 to 20 minutes.