Coraville home destroyed by fire

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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A resedence in Coralville was destroyed Tuesday, according to a release.

The Coralville Fire Department said firefighters arrived at a structure fire at 3701 Second St. Unit 346 — inhabited by Evelyn Torres and owned by Ramon Nunez — at approximately 5:31 a.m., after a passerby reported the fire at the unoccupied home.

Upon their arrival, firefighters encountered smoke and fire in a bedroom. The release said three engines and 14 fire fighters responded to the blaze, and the fire was under control within 15 minutes of their arrival and completely extinguished within 45 minutes.

The release said the home is considered a total loss due to smoke and heat damage. There were no injuries, according to the release, but one pet was lost in the fire. No estimate of the monetary loss to the homeowners has been established.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, the release said.

— by Matt Starns

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