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Independence fire displaces five residents

Independence duplex fire displaces 5 residents
Independence duplex fire displaces 5 residents(KCRG)
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 2:21 PM CDT
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INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (KCRG) - At approximately 12:18 am on Tuesday, Independence Fire received a report of a duplex fire in the 200 block of 17th Ave NE.

Upon arrival, crews on scene found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of one of the four units. Independence Fire and Police rescued two people from the unit, while three others were able to get out on their own.

Crews knocked down the fire in roughly 25 minutes and spent the next four hours performing salvage and overhaul in all four of the units.

Independence Fire displaces five residents
Independence Fire displaces five residents(KCRG)

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Two residents were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

All five residents living in the duplex were displaced.

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