Fire Damages Rural Epworth Home

A rural Epworth home was damaged by a fire Thursday afternoon.

The fire broke out at a house northwest of town at 23869 Old Highway Road shortly before 4 o’clock. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the home, owned by Kenneth and Tammy Burds, sustained about 200-thousand dollars in damage.

No one was injured.

Fire departments from Epworth and Farley responded to the scene, along with Sheriff’s deputies.

They say the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.