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Prairie City News

PC Police: Sunday morning fire ‘not suspicious’

Two treated for minor burn injuries

Mike Mendenahall/Prairie City News
The front half of a home at 300 S. Marshal St. in Prairie City sits singed black after an early morning fire Sunday caused major damage to the structure. Two male residents were taken to the hospital with minor burns from the fire.
Mike Mendenahall/Prairie City News The front half of a home at 300 S. Marshal St. in Prairie City sits singed black after an early morning fire Sunday caused major damage to the structure. Two male residents were taken to the hospital with minor burns from the fire.

A fire which caused major damage to a Prairie City home early Sunday morning at 300 S. Marshal St. is not being considered suspicious, according to the Prairie City Fire and Police Departments.

Emergency crews were called to the home at 1:30 a.m. after reports that the front half of the structure was engulfed in smoke and flames. Prairie City Fire Chief Ryan Van Der Kamp said two adult males were in the home when the fire started. They were transported to a Des Moines hospital by Prairie City EMS and treated for minor burns.

The two men were residents of the house but not the homeowners. The cause of the fire is still unknown and the incident is under investigation. Monroe and Colfax Fire Departments and Colfax EMS were also dispatched to help contain the blaze. Fire crews were on scene for three hours Sunday morning.

Prairie City and Monroe Police Departments and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.

Contact Mike Mendenhall at mmendenhall@myprairiecitynews.com

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