Fire damages house on Sunrise lane; no injuries reported

Burlington, IA – According to the Burlington Fire Department, this unfortunate incident occurred right before 4 p.m. Saturday.

It happened on Sunrise lane.

Burlington Fire Department crews responded to a report of a house fire.

The responding crews saw smoke and flames coming from the back of the home.

BFD officials said the fire started outside near a porch and reportedly traveled into the attic.

The house sustained fire, smoke and water damage.

All 6 residents managed to get out safely, officials said.

The fire is considered accidental and caused by a hot ember or ash from discarded smoking material.

Fourteen Burlington firefighters responded to the call and were assisted by nine West Burlington firefighters responding on automatic aid.

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