Fire Destroys 2 Bedroom Home, WILD COUNTRY, January 30, 2008 - At approximately 7 pm on January 29, 2008, a structure fire was reported at 385 George Jones Road in the Wild Country subdivision off of Highway 146 South in South Polk County. The fire completely burned down a 2 bedroom A Frame home and partially burned out a smaller A Frame storage shed that stood next to it. The A Frame home was on the same property as a partially bricked home in which Beverly Campbell, 51, resides in. Fire trucks from North Liberty County Volunteer Fire Department, and fire trucks from South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department were at the scene as firemen doused the flame before it could destroy the primary residence on the property where Campbell lived. The fire partially burned the primary residence but the damage was very light and the house was nearly 100 percent intact. Firemen at the scene said that nobody was in the A Frame residence and they think the home was not being lived in. There were also Polk County Sheriff Deputies at the scene and 1 ambulance from Americare EMS service. According to Campbell, she saw a leaf fire in between her house and the a frame house. She then allegedly put out the fire and went back inside. According to Campbell she came back outside a short time later and the A Frame house was ablaze. According to firemen when they arrived, Campbell was passed out on the floor of her house apparently from smoke inhalation from the small fire damage that had occurred on her house. Firemen at the scene also said she had 5 Dachshund dogs in the house. Reportedly, none of the dogs perished. One fireman was struck by a burning tree branch that fell on him as he was putting out the fire.
partially burned shed
burned down A Frame, Campbell's house in Background
light damage to Campbell's house
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