Gilman fire victim in serious condition

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO A mobile home with attached garage on fire at 121 N. Mill St. Gilman Tuesday.

A Gilman resident is in serious condition at University of Iowa hospitals in Iowa City suffering from burns sustained in a fire at the victim’s mobile home Tuesday.

However, relatives told Gilman Fire Chief Randy Mommer a good outcome is expected.

Gilman Fire and Ambulance was dispatched at 3:12 p.m to 121 N. Mill St. for a fully engulfed mobile home fire according to a news release issued by Mommer.

Crews found the property with heavy fire showing from the front half of the dwelling.

An unattached garage was damaged also. Both structures are a total loss.

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY A mobile home at 121 N. Mill St. Gilman on Wednesday - one day after a devastating fire rendered it and attached garage a total loss.

Three dogs perished in the fire.

Firefighters were on scene for approximately four hours and returned to extinguish hot spots in garage.

Assisting were Grinnell Fire Department, Laurel Fire Department, Le Grand Fire and Emergency Management Services, UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown paramedics and Marshall County and Poweshiek County Sheriff’s departments.

The incident remains under investigation and cause of the fire has yet to be determined.


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