Members of the Iowa City Fire Department saved a dog and cat as they battled a structure fire on Sylvan Glen Court Monday evening.
According to a fire department media release, at 6:05 p.m. Monday emergency responders were summoned by dispatch after receiving the report of a fire at 2528 Sylvan Glen Court. Neighbors near the two-story, four-plex residential structure reported smoke and flames visible from the outside, according to the release.
The first firefighters units on the scene arrived five minutes after the call, and began working to control the fire, according to the release.
After a quick search of the building no people were found inside, but a cat and dog were removed safely by fire crews, according to the release. The fire was contained to the kitchen area of the unit and was extinguished soon after firefighters arrived.
Sixteen fire personnel responded to the initial alarm, according to the release, with outside assistance provided by the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center and Mid-American Energy.
Although three occupants of the residence were displaced by the fire, no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. The unit sustained fire damage to the kitchen, as well as smoke damage throughout the unit, but a total estimate of the loss is not yet available, according to the release.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Iowa City Fire Department.