EARLY MORNING FIRE DESTROYS ABANDONED HOUSE
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A fire destroyed a house south of Madrid this morning. Fire crews from Madrid, Polk City, and Woodward were called at approximately 6:00 a.m. today to respond to a fire on NW 138th Avenue, just east of Highway 17. Upon arrival, they began to fight the flames which had fully engulfed the abandoned house at 13122 NE 138th Avenue.
Firefighters continued to extinguish hot spots until about 8:30 a.m. and indicated that there were no obvious signs of the fire’s source. Polk County Sheriff’s Detectives and the State Fire Marshal were notified of the incident due to its suspicious nature. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Anyone with information that could possibly be related to this incident is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 515-286-3333 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.