House fire in Northwood


NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A fire that broke out in one rural area of town is leaving a house as a total loss.

Northwood Fire Department was dispatched out to a home on 485th street in rural Northwood Thursday night.

The fire started due to a plastic bowl catching fire from a stove top and getting out of hand.

One man was in the home when the fire broke out, but escaped.

Northwood Fire Chief, Mitch Hanson, says time is of the essence when it comes to fighting these flames.

“When we got here; this is 11 miles for us to this residence from the fire station.  Upon our arrival it’s pretty much the back half of the house was fully engulfed already,” said Hanson.

Crews from Kensett and Grafton also responded to the scene.

No one was hurt.

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