Crews battle basement fire Tuesday evening

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


A smoky basement had members of the Washington Fire Department out in full gear Tuesday evening.

Officers and the Washington Fire Department responded Tuesday, June 5, to reports of smoke coming from a residence at 1623 S. Iowa Ave. in Washington and extinguished a fire.

According to the Washington County call log, at 8:09 p.m. a caller reported smoke was coming from the basement. The caller also reported finding something burning inside a crawl space. Officers, Washington County Ambulance, Washington Fire and Alliant Energy all responded. The fire was extinguished.