A house on Lexington Boulevard in Washington was fully engulfed in flames yesterday afternoon. The fire was reported to the Washington Communications Center at approximately 1:45 p.m., callers reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the Jonathan Beam residence, across from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. According to the communications center, no one was in the home at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined and is currently under investigation.
Emergency personnel from the Washington Fire Department, Kalona Fire Department, Brighton Fire Department, Ainsworth Fire Department, Washington Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Also, the State Fire Marshall’s Office was contacted and responded to the scene.
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