Fire destroyed home in rural Alta, Iowa

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

A house in rural Alta was destroyed in the early evening of Saturday, April 12th, when a controlled debris fire spread out of control.  Authorities say that the homeowner was the person burning debris in his yard when the fire spread out of control around 5 PM.  Four fire departments responded to the fire, but the Buena Vista County sheriff says that the house, located at 5510 50th Avenue, is a total loss, having sustained damage of upwards of $70,000.

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