Wednesday night fire damages Charles City home

Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City Fire Department responded to a house fire call at around 9:30 Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded to 200 Kelly Street in Charles City and found smoke coming from the eaves of the home with fire showing from a second story room. According to property records, the home is owned by Michael Vanderslice.

According to Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple, no one was inside the home when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze within 15 minutes of arrival. Damage was mainly contained to a single room and its contents where major fire and smoke damage was reported. Damage to the rest of the home was minimal.

Firefighters remain on the scene this morning awaiting arrival of the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office, who will assist with the investigation.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury but refused treatment on the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The Charles City Fire Department was assisted by the Floyd County 911 Communications Center, the Charles City Police Department, AMR Ambulance, Floyd County Search and Rescue, Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, Colwell Fire, Floyd Fire and the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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