Iowa City firefighters responded to an early morning house fire that killed a pet and left tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
According to an ICFD news release, fire crews responded to a residential fire at 1227 Burns Avenue at 12:58 a.m Thursday.
Firefighters arrived on the 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, and was confined to the kitchen area of the residence. The home sustained smoke damage throughout.
Two occupants were taken to an area hospital for evaluation. One pet died due to smoke inhalation, while 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.