Blaze damages northwest Iowa firefighter’s home

LAWTON, Iowa (AP) — A fire damaged the home of a firefighter while he was helping other volunteers put out a field blaze in northwest Iowa.

The Sioux City Journal says (http://bit.ly/1effjKC ) the fire at the Lawton home of Stacey and Cody Meyers was reported about 3 p.m. Thursday. Their children and pets escaped, and no injuries have been reported. The Red Cross helped the family find a place to stay Thursday night.

The fire cause is being investigated.

The grass fire fought by Cody Meyers and others members of the Lawton Fire Department was reported a little after 2 p.m. Thursday It blackened about 30 acres of grassland and a picked cornfield.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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