One animal dies in house fire

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One animal was found deceased Sunday morning after a house fire in Burlington, Iowa.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 900 block of South Garfield Avenue, a news release says. Firefighters arrived to see smoke and fire coming from the rear of the home.

Crews gained access to the first floor and had the fire extinguished shortly before 11 a.m.

The single-family 1 1/2-half story wood-frame house is owned and occupied by Matt and Melissa Masterson and is insured. Damage is estimated at $30,000 to the structure and $20,000 to contents.

No one was home at the time of the incident. One animal was found deceased inside the residence, the release says.

No people were injured in the fire, which remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered to be suspicious.

Firefighters cleared the scene shortly before 1:45 p.m.

Eleven on-duty Burlington firefighters responded to the call with an additional nine off-duty Burlington firefighters called in. Six West Burlington firefighters responded on automatic aid. Alliant Energy, 1-800-BOARDUP, and the Red Cross also responded to the scene.

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