Fire destroys two-story house in Clinton, damages neighboring home

A two-story Clinton, Iowa home was completely destroyed when it caught fire overnight.

The Clinton Fire Department said a home on 5th Avenue South caught fire sometime before 4:20 a.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014. When crews arrived they found heavy fire and smoke coming from an attached garage and more fire coming from the back of the home.

The fire was putting a neighboring house at risk as well, so firefighters used an aerial water tower and hand lines to put the fire out, said a spokesperson from the department. The fire was considered under control nearly two hours later.

Investigators did not immediately know what caused the fire. The Clinton Fire Department said damage estimates were around $110,000 to the first home that was on fire and about $30,000 to the neighboring home.

No injuries were reported.

Two families were displaced in the incident and were being assisted by the Gateway Area Red Cross.

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