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Three People Escape Fire in Independence

Three people safely escaped a fire in Independence on Monday night.

The Independence Fire Department says they were paged for a garage fire shortly after 6:30 pm in the 500 block of 9th Avenue Southeast. 

Crews found heavy fire coming from a two-stall garage, which caught a second garage and a house on fire. Crews knocked down the fire and cleared the home. 

Three adults and five family pets were able to get out without injury.

IFD was assisted by Jesup Fire, Winthrop Fire, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Independence PD, AMR Ambulance, Independence Light and Power, Mid American Gas, Red Cross, and Buchanan County Salvation Army.


photo courtesy of Independence Fire Department


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