One injured, four displaced in west Ames duplex fire

Firefighters in Ames successfully extinguished a blaze in the second story of a duplex residence over the weekend.

According to a press release, the Ames Fire Department was called to 2825 Ontario Street early Sunday afternoon on a report of a structure fire. Officials arrived on scene at approximately 1:16 p.m. to find occupants of the home standing outside and smoke emitting from the second story of the duplex.

The press release states that firefighters entered the structure and extinguished the flames, which appeared to have originated in a bedroom.

Ames Fire officials respond to a weekend blaze on Ontario Street. (Photo: Ames Fire Department)

Residents on both sides of the duplex had successfully evacuated the premises. However, one of the home’s occupants suffered minor burns in the fire and was treated by Mary Greeley Medical Center paramedics. One pet, a cat, was removed from the residence unharmed, according to the release.

Although the fire was contained to one area of the home, the “entire unit” experienced smoke damage. Per the release, the American Red Cross is assisting four individuals who are unable to reoccupy the structure.

Officials say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Ames Fire Department is reminding citizens of the importance of having working smoke detectors in place in case of a fire.

One Comment

  1. Stacy said:

    Glad no one or animals were seriously injured

    February 21, 2024

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