Mount Vernon Home badly damaged in Friday night fire
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (KCRG) -Mount Vernon firefighters say a home was badly damaged in a fire Friday night. Firefighters responded to 724 8th Avenue Northwest around 9:15 p.m. That’s near Cornell College’s campus.
There, firefighters say they found a single story home with heavy fire coming from a drive under garage. The owner of the home and his pet dog made it out safely before firefighters arrived. A pet cat died in the fire.
Firefighters say the home has heavy smoke and heat damage throughout. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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