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Decorah firefighters called to a small fire at a house

Posted: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 6:24 AM

Decorah firefighters were called to a house fire at 616 Center Street around 10:45 Wednesday night. 

Decorah Police officers got to the scene first, so they were able to tell firefighters that all occupants were out of the house.  The fire had been discovered by the occupants, who used a fire extinguisher on the fire.  Decorah firefighters discovered a small fire still smoldering in a bedroom and extinguished the remaining fire.

No injuries were reported.  The five occupants of the house and their pets had to find other housing for the evening.  No damage amount is available at this time.  After investigation, the cause of the fire was ruled accidental.

The Decorah Fire Department was assisted by the Decorah Police Department, Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office, Winneshiek County Ambulance Service, Winneshiek County Emergency Management and the Decorah/Winneshiek LEC Dispatch Center.