Morning house fire on East Side

(Update) – An investigation into an early morning house fire in Ottumwa is under way.

Shortly before 5:30 Wednesday morning firemen were called to a house fire at 1921 East Main Street.  When firemen arrived on the scene the house was fully engulfed in flames.

The house was unoccupied and had been recently sold by the city to an Ottumwa couple .  There were no utilities connected to the house.

Firemen say the fire appears to be suspicious.  There were no injuries.

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Ottumwa firemen were dispatched early this morning to a house fire onRoemer avenue.

Officials say the house was unoccupied and received extensive damage.  The house had just recently been purchased.

There were no injuries.



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