Fort Madison house fire ruled a total loss

Fort Madison fire officials said a space heater is to blame for a house fire at 1528 Avenue E.

Officials said crew arrived on the scene just before 1:30 pm.. Thursday and were on scene battling the flames for several hours.

Fire Chief Joey Herren said there were no occupants in the home but he has ruled the damage a total loss.

He says the home was a rental home and has got in touch with the homeowners, who are getting assistance from the Red Cross.

Richard Denson

Richard Denson

Richard Denson is the Morning Content Producer for WGEM News.

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