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For Immediate Release
On February 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm, the Marshalltown Fire Department (MFD) responded with Marshalltown Police Department (MPD) and Unity Point EMS to 408 S. 2nd St. on a reported basement fire. On arrival MFD personnel observed no smoke or fire from the exterior. Crews made entry into the home and found light smoke conditions. MFD crews entered the basement and found a small fire on top of a work bench. The fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at $750. Investigation found the source of the fire to be electrical involving a space heater and the fire has been classified accidental.