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Fort Dodge Fire Dept. Responds To Two Separate Fires Wednesday Morning

The Fort Dodge Fire Dept. responded to two separate fires on Wednesday morning. The first of which, was a vehicle fire at 5th Ave South and Midway Blvd. Crews responded just after 6:30 AM, the truck appeared to be a total loss from the fire. The Fire Dept. did not say what caused the vehicle fire.

The second incident was a house fire at 3rd Ave North and 22nd St. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the roof of the house and reported it. Crews arrived around 8:50 AM and went to work opening ceiling areas in the home to attack the fire.

Crews were able to contain the fire to the attic. The house suffered fire damage to to the attic and smoke damage to the whole house.

Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said the fire was caused by an electrical short in the attic. No injuries were reported in either incident.

(photos are courtesy of Fort Dodge Fire Rescue)

(Below is the truck fire)

(Below is a picture of fire crews on the scene of the house fire)

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