A fire destroyed a house south of New Vienna on Thursday morning.
The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to 16963 Lukan Road around 7 am for a full-involved structure fire. New Vienna and Dyersville Fire Departments also responded, along with Bi-County Ambulance and the Iowa State Patrol.
Two family members and the family dog were home at the time and escaped the fire uninjured. The house, owned by Richard Goerdt, was a total loss estimated at $125,000.
A preliminary investigation has revealed the cause of the fire was associated with a wood burning stove inside the home.
The Red Cross is assisting the family.