Quick response by Oskaloosa township firefighters saves house

Firemen from the Oskaloosa townshipFiremen from the Oskaloosa township and surrounding districts worked quickly on Monday afternoon to contain a fire to the garage of a residence at 717 S. Union St. in Oskaloosa.

The fire started from a busted fuel line that caught fire on a truck that was parked in the garage according to the home’s resident Greg Rankin. He said he was working on the truck with the engine running when all of a sudden the motor stopped running and fuel began spilling. Rankin said the fire was out of control and started in the direction of his fire extinguisher.

Oskaloosa fireRankin, standing on the right, and a neighbor watch as fire crews work to keep the fire contained to the garage.

Photos by Dennis Sharkey

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