Fire cause identified in north Iowa

KIMT WEB News

MASON CITY, Iowa – A short circuit is being blamed for a Mason City house fire.

On July 19th, emergency responders were called to 417 2nd Street NW for a fire in the attic of a two-story home.  Firefighters remained on the scene for a little over 4 hours getting the blaze under control.

The Mason City Fire Department now says a short circuit from defective and worn insulation caused electrical arcing which ignited fabric in the attic crawl space.

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