House Destroyed In Fire

Inwood, Iowa — A rural Inwood woman is without her house after a fire on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
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According to Inwood Fire Chief Mike Knobloch, about 9:50 PM, the Inwood Fire Department was called to the report of house fire at the home of Angie Kuecker at 2223 Cleveland Avenue, a mile northeast of Inwood.

The chief says the fire department saw that the house was fully engulfed as they approached the scene. He says they saw that all the windows were already out. Knobloch says they tore down walls to get to the fire, as they decided it was not safe to enter the home because they didn’t know if they could trust the floors. He says they went into defensive mode at that point and they were able to save the other buildings on the place.

Knobloch reports that there were no injuries to people, pets, or livestock.

The fire department asked for the help of the Larchwood Fire Department for extra manpower and water.

Knobloch says the cause of the fire is undetermined but could be related to a space heater.

Chief Knobloch reports that the house was totally destroyed.

He says they used eight to ten thousand gallons water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene three hours.