NASHUA, Iowa – Crews responded to a call shortly after 3:30 p.m. at a rural mobile home in Nashua.
It happened at 3185 240th Street and when authorities arrived on scene, they said the building as “fully engulfed.”
There was only one man inside of the home at the time of the fire and a bystander tells KIMT News 3 that he escaped without injuries through his bedroom window.
After battling the blaze for nearly two hours, there was still an excessive amount of damage and many hot spots throughout the residence.
Because of the homes rural setting, water trucks transported water to the scene, but according to Fire Chief Tom Johnson with the Nashua Fire Department, this wasn’t the only obstacle crews had to deal with.
“We’re dealing with some softer roads so we didn’t want to go through the driveway and maybe get our tankers stuck,” he said, “so we had the hoses a little longer than we normally do so it just took a little longer to get the hoses out and get them stretched”
So far the cause of the fire has not been determined, but Chief Johnson says they plan to continue with their investigation and interview the man inside the home to try and gather more information.
The Nashua and Floyd County fire departments, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and ambulance services were all on scene. As of 4:50 p.m. a second water truck was being brought in to extinguish the flames.