CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – Firefighters responded to what was thought to be a house fire in Clear Lake Sunday afternoon, only to find that the smoke was coming from a wood-clearing project.
According to a statement from the Clear Lake Fire Department, the report was called in at around 4 p.m., when smoke was seen coming from 1605 1st Avenue North. Two pumper trumps, one rescue unit, and 13 firefighters converged on the home, where they found the smoke was coming from an “occupant cutting down tree limbs.”
Firefighters say limbs knocked down power lines in front of the home, which led to current shooting back into the house. That produced smoke in the basement. Firefighters used a fan to pull smoke from the basement level of the home. No injuries were reported.