The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 1227 Burns Ave. at 12:58 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Firefighters arrived on scene at 1:02 a.m. and discovered fire coming from a second floor window. The fire was brought under control by 1:13 a.m. The fire was confined to the kitchen area of the residence, but the home sustained smoke damage throughout.
Two occupants of the home were taken to an area hospital for evaluation. One pet died due to smoke inhalation and another survived.
The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents. Damage to the home is estimated at $50,000 and the fire remains under investigation.
The Iowa City Fire Department was assisted by the Red Cross, Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, MidAmerican Energy and the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center.