Fire destroys rural Perry home

Perry fireOskaloosa volunteer fireman Jared Bammes prepares to enter the front door of a burning house on Nemaha Road after another fireman removes the door.

by Dennis Sharkey

Firefighters were called to a rural Perry home last Thursday morning and found flames shooting through the roof of a house.

Jared Bammes

Oskaloosa volunteer fireman Jared Bammes shoots water into the top of a burning garage. Photos by Dennis Sharkey

The house located on the 4700 block of Nemaha Road was engulfed in flames by the time the first firefighters from Kentucky Township arrived on the scene.

Oskaloosa Fire Chief Daryl Chess said Kentucky firemen were at the house about five minutes after calls came in. He said no one was at home at the time of the fire and that a passerby saw smoke and called in the fire.

Chess said several water trucks were called to bring water to the scene where tanks were set up.

Firefighters spent most of Thursday morning and into the afternoon controlling the fire that destroyed most of the structure.

According to phone book records the house belongs to Duane and Janell Schrader. The couple has two children in Perry-Lecompton Middle school.

The family is staying with relatives in Lecompton.

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