At 4:08 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017, the Iowa City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1528 Plum St. The first arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the roof and quickly searched the structure to confirm that it was unoccupied. Fire in the attic was brought under control and firefighters worked aggressively to limit further damage to the home by smoke and fire.
Damage to the home is estimated at $30,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the ICFD Fire Marshal’s Office.
Sixteen members of the Iowa City Fire Department responded to the fire and were assisted by the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, MidAmerican Energy, and the Joint Emergency Communications Center.