STORM LAKE, Iowa (KCAU) — A home in Storm Lake has been called a total loss after a fire on Thursday.
Storm Lake Fire Chief Glenn Schlesser told KCAU 9 that the fire department was called to a mobile home located on West 8th Street at about 7:37 a.m. for a fire.
Schlesser said flames were seen upon arrival and all residents were out of the building before they arrived.
The fire was brought under control after about 20 mins according to Schlesser, but the home was determined to be a total loss. Schlesser said that even though the home was lost, thankfully there were no injuries during the incident.
According to a GoFundMe started by a member of the family, a passer-by saw the fire and woke up the family, allowing them to escape. The GoFundMe also details that the fire spread to their vehicle.
The cause of fire was determined to be caused by the improper use of a space heater.
You can find a link to the family’s GoFundMe here.