Trailer Fire

The Muscatine Fire Department was on the scene of a fire at 4611 Condor St. in the Ripley Trailer Court Sunday afternoon. No one was injured, and one person has been arrested in alleged connection with the fire, which the Muscatine Fire Department ruled was intentionally set.

Jaime Limoges, Muscatine Journal

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Sunday afternoon trailer fire has been ruled intentionally set, and one person has been arrested in alleged connection with the blaze.

At around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, the Muscatine Fire Department responded to a 911 call of a structure fire at 4611 Condor St., according to a press release from the Muscatine Fire Department.

Crews discovered a fire in a manufactured home upon arrival at the scene, and had declared the fire extinguished by around 4:49 p.m. Damage to the home and contents has been estimated at $10,000, according to the press release.

The initial investigation, which continued until around 12 p.m. on Monday,  found the fire to be intentionally set, and one person has been taken into custody in alleged connection with the blaze.

One person was home at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported.

The Muscatine Fire Department, Fruitland Fire Department, and Muscatine Police Department responded to the scene. Around 15 firefighters responded to the fire and several off-duty firefighters responded to staff the main fire station and cover for emergencies in the city during the fire.

The incident remains under investigation by the Muscatine Police and Fire Departments.

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