A home outside of Keota is considered a total loss after two fires in consecutive days. Tuesday morning emergency units were dispatched to the April Thompson Residence at 1365 210th Street near Keota for an electrical fire contained to the basement. Yesterday morning the Washington County Communications Center received a 911 report of the same residence fully engulfed in flames, as well as nearby trees and electrical poles. No one was inside the home at the time of the fires and no injuries are reported. The Red Cross has been contacted for assistance. Responding to the scene was personnel from the Keota Fire Department and First Responders, the Wellman Fire Department, Washington County Ambulance and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
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