Public Safety

Firefighter injured by Coralville house fire

CORALVILLE — Fire caused significant damage to a Coralville home and injured one firefighter Monday morning.

Crews were called to 2217 14th St. around 12:10 a.m., according to the Coralville Fire Department. Firefighters got the fire under control in about an hour, but the home sustained heavy fire damage, according to the fire department. Damage is estimated at $200,000.

The eight occupants of the home and attached duplex got out safely, but one firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, the fire department said.

The fire department was assisted by the Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin and West Branch fire departments, MidAmerican Energy, Red Cross and the Coralville Police Department.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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