A fire that consumed a home, an adjacent garage and 3 vehicles in Ottumwa on Wednesday afternoon remains under investigation. Arriving around 4pm, Ottumwa firefighters had their hands full for several hours at the residence on Fairview Ave. The strong gusty winds were problematic causing the reignition of the fire on numerous occasions. The initial call for emergency services was in regards to a garage fire, however upon arrival fire crews found that the fire had spread to the home, which along with the garage and 3 vehicles parked on the property are considered to be a total loss.
(Photo Credited To Ottumwa Radio)