The Iowa City Fire Department responded to the 2000 block of Ridgeway Dr. for a report of a house on fire at 8:12 a.m., Sunday May 14, 2017. Firefighters arrived on the scene quickly and found significant fire throughout the basement. Sixteen firefighters worked to extinguish the fire within 30 minutes. The occupants of the home were able to safely escape the fire prior to the fire department's arrival. Damage to the home is estimated to be $250,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the office of the ICFD Fire Marshal. The firefighters were assisted by the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, the Joint Emergency Communication Center, and MidAmerican Energy.