At 10:17 a.m. on Saturday, November 9th, the Iowa City Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire at 54 Regal Lane. The first unit arrived on scene 3 minutes after notification and reported a single-family residence with fire and smoke coming from the attached garage. All occupants had safely evacuated the residence prior to the arrival of the fire department. The fire was brought under control within 18 minutes of arrival.
No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. The damage was contained to the garage area and its contents. Total property damage is estimated at $50,000. The cause remains under investigation by the Iowa City Fire Marshal.
Outside agency support and assistance was provided by the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center and Mid-American Energy.
For more information contact the on-duty Battalion Chief at 319-356-5255.