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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.

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Richard Denson

Richard Denson is the Morning Content Producer for WGEM News.

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