UPDATE: Injuries in northwest Mason City house fire avoided by neighbors

Mason City House fire guts one home, spreads to another

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(ABC 6 News) – At around 12:21, Mason City first responders received a report of flames coming from a home in the northwest side of town.

According to a report from the Mason City Fire Department, first responders were tipped off when a resident of the area noticed flames coming from the southside of a 12 Street Northwest building.

Nearby residents helped notify neighbors and residents in both structures of the fire, helping them safely exit the buildings.

According to MCFD, the fire appeared to begin from the outside of the building before reaching into the interior.

The fire also extended to a nearby house on North Polk, but was contained to the outside.

According to MCFD, crews quickly extinguished both fires and, after searching both structures, reported no injuries.

Investigations determined burning debris in a fire put caused the fire and has been ruled accidental.

Estimated damages have not yet been reported.

Mason City Police Department, Alliant Energy, Mason City Operations and Maintenance Department – Street Divisions Operations and Salvation Army assisted on the scene.

Mason City Fire Department offers its thanks to those who helped their neighbors in the incident.