OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Fairfield Fire Department responded to a call to assist with a house fire at 202 South Main Street in Libertyville Wednesday morning around 10:20 a.m..
The fire department battled the flames for about two hours. According to Jason Crandall, Fairfield Firefighter, they saved just a portion of the home, but the damage was extensive. There were no reported injuries because of the fire, however the homeowners lost everything.
The Sears store in Fairfield is helping the home owners, Brian and Beth Smith, by accepting donations during business hours. Sears owner Gavin Hammes told KTVO what it was so crucial for them to help the Smith family.
“Beth Smith is my employee. She’s been employed for us for about, probably around six years. So obviously we’re going to step out and help and then the community, the small town, everything is going to step out so we put a Facebook post out to get her clothes, and everything in the house, so has Brian," said Hammes.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Libertyville Fire Department.
Hammes said that clothing, furniture, and gift certificates are welcomed.
Anyone is welcome to stop by and make a donation at the Sears of Fairfield located on Burlington Ave.