Crews responded to a gas leak and a house fire
At about 6:30 Friday evening the Fire Department responded to a report of gas leak in the alley behind 105 Main Avenue-behind the Public Library. The first fire fighters on the scene identified the leak and an evacuation of the area was conducted.
With the assistance of the Clinton Police Department the 2300 block of North 2nd and Roosevelt Street were closed. As the incident progressed the perimeter and the evacuation was extended to the 2200 block of North Second Street and Roosevelt Street.
Once the leak was repaired the Fire and Police Units remained on the scene until all buildings were found to free of natural gas.
Also assisting at the scene were the Fulton Fire Department, Camanche Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, the Emergency Management Agency and Alliant Energy.
Just before midnight the Fire Department was called to 432 8th Avenue South for a report of fire and smoke coming from a home. The first units on the scene found smoke and fire on the first floor. The occupants of the home were outside when units arrived.
The fire was under control in about ten minutes, but crews remained on the scene for several hours to check for hot spots and conducting an investigation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The estimated loss and damage is estimated at 60-thousand dollars. The fire department also noted in their reports that there were working smoke detectors in the home.
Also assisting at the scene were the Clinton Police Department, Camanche Firer and the Red Cross is assisting the family