Emergency crews were dispatched to South Oak Street in Jefferson last night, as a house became engulfed in flames.
According to the Jefferson Police Department, they were called to the fire at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. When firefighters arrived, they found the east side of the house fully consumed by the fire. It’s believed the fire originated in the kitchen. The Jefferson Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire, but the residence was a total loss. No one was inside the house when emergency crews arrived, nor was anyone injured due to the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated with the aid of the State Fire Marshal Division. Greene County Emergency Medical Services, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.