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04.13.14 – According to Sheriff Doug Simons, on 4-12-14 at approximately 4:47PM the Buena Vista County Communications Center received a report of a structure fire located at 5510 50th Ave Alta, IA.  The Alta Fire Department and the Buena Vista Co Sheriff’s Office were dispatched.  Upon arrival Deputies and Firefighters encountered a residence fully engulfed in flames.


The Alta Fire department requested assistance from the Aurelia Fire Department, Storm Lake Fire Department and Peterson Fire Department.


It was determined the property owner had been burning yard debris which had spread to the house.  The property owner was uninjured.


It was determined the residence is considered a total loss.  An estimate of loss will be in excess of $70,000.


Also assisting on the scene was the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center ambulance.

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