The Ottumwa Courier

January 23, 2014

Two people hurt in eastern Iowa house fire


Ottumwa Courier

---- — BUFFALO, Iowa (AP) — An occupant and a firefighter have been injured in a house fire in eastern Iowa's Scott County.

The Buffalo Police Department says a woman suffered burns on her hands and face in the fire, which was reported around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. She was taken to a hospital in Iowa City. Her name wasn't released.

The firefighter was hurt when part of the house ceiling collapsed on him. He is recovering at home after being treated for a concussion and back and shoulder injuries.

The fire cause is being investigated.