The Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of NW 9th Street today, Dec. 26 at 11:10 a.m. for a residential structure fire.
Initial arriving companies found smoke coming from the rear of the residence and heavy fire inside the kitchen of the home. The main body of the fire was quickly extinguished but crews were on scene for approximately two hours checking for fire extension into the attic and other areas of the residence. The fire caused significant damage to the home.
No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no other details are available at this time.
The Ankeny Fire Department was assisted by the Ankeny Police and Public Works departments and the Polk City, Altoona, Johnston/Grimes, and Bondurant fire departments. The Ankeny Fire Department would like to thank these partners in assisting with this fire response in the extremely cold weather conditions.