Dubuque Fire Causes $200,000 Damage

Several Dubuque County fire departments were called to a fire at 15913 Lore Mound Road in Dubuque Thursday afternoon.  59 year old Arthur Whalen Jr. reported he was doing some maintenance on his vehicle when it caught fire and spread to the rest of the residence.  Damage to the house, vehicles and contents estimated in excess of $200,000.  Officials say the fire does not appear to be suspicious; however, the incident remains under investigation.  Firefighters from Asbury, Sherrill, Centralia/Peosta and Farley responded to the blaze.