Child Escapes House Fire in Norwoodville


Thick smoke rises from house fire near Norwoodville. (WHO-HD)

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Fire crews battled a blaze at a home in the Norwoodville area Monday morning.

Firefighters from Delaware and Saylor townships were called to 4765 NE 32nd Street, Des Moines just before 8:00 a.m. That’s just west of Four Mile Creek.

Sgt. Heath Osberg with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department says a child was home alone when they noticed smoke and called a parent. The parent called 911 and the child got out of the house.

Two Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies were treated for smoke inhalation.  The child wasn’t injured.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.


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