Iowa City fire displaces two

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 16, 2010 7:10 AM

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Two Iowa City residents are displaced after a fire caused nearly $12,000 to their home on Wednesday.

According to a press release from the Iowa City Fire Department, firefighters responded to a report of a struture fire at 2401 Bartelt Road early Wednesday morning.

Authorities arrived on scene just after 7 a.m. and reported an evacuation in progress. The fire was confined to a bedroom in a single apartment, according to the press release.

Fire crews reportedly extinguished the fire at 7:11 a.m.

The fire displaced two residents, who were assisted by the Red Cross. Fire crews searched the building to find other victims but found none.

Damage estimates are around $12,000. The department is investigating the cause of the fire.

— by Nina Earnest

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