Public Safety

Springville house a 'total loss' after fire

A Linn County Sheriff's Office squad car. (file photo)
A Linn County Sheriff's Office squad car. (file photo)

A house fire at 407 High Ave. in Springville resulted in a total loss of the home and non-life threatening injuries Saturday.

At approximately 3:20 p.m., crews responded to the fire, according to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

They found the house fully engulfed in flames. The homeowners, Mark and Christina Kirchmann, were home at the time and were grilling, which could have started the fire, according to the release.

Mark Kirchmann was taken to Mercy Hospital for what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. A few firefighters were also treated on scene, according to the release.

Crews including the Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies and Linn County Rescue 57 along with the Anamosa Ambulance Service and fire departments from Springville, Anamosa, Mount Vernon and Martelle responded. The fire remains under investigation by the Springville Fire Department.

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