Fire reported Saturday
At about 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, the Washington County Communications Center received a 911 report of a house fire at 211 Highway 92 in West Chester, the home of Kenneth and Julie Jones. At the time of the report, a lot of smoke was coming from the residence, but no flames were visible. Everyone was reported out of the residence. Wellman First Assistant Fire Chief Jared Kinsinger reported the fire was contained to the kitchen with some smoke damage to other areas of the home. Responding to the scene were emergency personnel from the Wellman Volunteer Fire Department, Wellman First Responders, Wellman Rescue, the Keota Fire Department, Washington Fire Department, Kalona Fire Department, Sigourney Fire Department, Washington County Ambulance and Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The Red Cross responded to assist the emergency units and for assistance to the family. No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation.