Engulfed

Two properties north of Green Mountain, 3095 130th St and 1297 Wallace Ave., saw blazes engulf a barn and a garage, among other structures. The fires occurred in quick succession on the properties. Flames also engulfed a barn housing livestock and hay at 1185 Wallace Ave. Another barn and shed were also damaged, and house siding was melted.

Structures on three separate properties north of Green Mountain saw significant fire damage Friday afternoon. Barns, sheds, vehicles and houses were all damaged to some degree. Green Mountain first responders were dispatched at 1:43 p.m. to a fire at 3095 130th St., owned by Randy Daniel, Marshall County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Phillips said Friday evening. Beaman firefighters and first responders were called in for backup. The blaze spread to a nearby property owned by Jeremy King at 1297 Wallace Ave., and both fires were dealt with by the firefighters. Soon after, at 3:25 p.m., Phillips said first responders and firefighters from Green Mountain, Liscomb, Albion, Gladbrook, Holland and Beaman were dispatched to the property of Nick Kitzna at 1185 Wallace Ave., just north of the properties that had seen fires earlier. The blaze at 3095 Wallace Ave. is currently being treated as a suspicious fire, and all three are under investigation, Phillips said. “After deputies and Capt. (Chris) Jones from the Marshalltown Police Department came out to assist us in the investigation, they actually found debris in between the three properties,” he said. The debris suggested that winds out of the south had caused the initial fire to spread to the other two properties. As such, Phillips said the fires at the second and third properties are not considered to be suspicious as of Friday evening.