No Injuries Reported In House Fire West Of Milford

Mon 5-18-2020

(Milford)-- Firefighters had to contend with some challenging conditions in battling a house fire early Sunday west of Milford. Milford Fire Chief Jim Carpenter tells KUOO news they got the call shortly before 5:00 am...Nine Mile Corner House Fire01 

"We had a call of a fully involved structure located out by nine mile corner west of Milford. The weather conditions made it tough, kind of rough, getting out there with the wind and rain blowing so hard, and made conditions tough on the guys when we got there. On arrival the house was pretty much gone already. We called Lake Park for assistance before we even got there because of travel time, and proceeded from there."

Carpenter says no one was in the house at the time and no injuries were reported...Nine Mile Corner House Fire02 

"We did not know for quite awhile until we got a hold of the homeowner. He was actually out in South Dakota, he has a residence there, too, and we confirmed that there was nobody in the house."

Carpenter says a cause of the fire hasn't been determined...Nine Mile Corner House Fire03 

"Pretty much one wall left standing when we got there if that, so, we have no idea on how it started."

Firefighters were on the scene a couple of hours.

They were called back to the scene around 8:00 am Sunday to extinguish a flare-up.

They were assisted by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Dickinson County Emergency Management, and Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative.