Boone firefighter Shane Lovig and his wife were out Christmas shopping the night of Dec. 9 when they saw the back of an Ankeny house engulfed in flames.
Since the Aug. 10 derecho, Cedar Rapids firefighters have been called to eight fires involving storm debris, all of them intentionally or accidentally set by people.
The Davenport Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that damaged a home in the 900 block of East 15th Street early Saturday, according to a news release issued by the Davenport Fire Department.
A North Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from an incident last winter which led to a house fire that injured a firefighter, according to court documents.
Members of the Mason City Fire Department took part in an interactive training on Friday in which a grain bin rescue was simulated.
The cause of a fire resulting in $80,000 in damages Saturday evening at a vacant home in rural Clear Lake remains under investigation.
Gunfire erupted early Saturday at a gathering of motorcycle clubs in Iowa, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said.
The impact of a wind storm that tore through the Midwest continued to grow Wednesday, as widespread power outages kept businesses closed, limited communication, spoiled food and caused long lines at gas stations.
Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people.
A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands without power.