Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 24, 2013

Bogle says Tuesday fire not suspicious

By Kyle Ocker - Sports editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Centerville Fire Department chief Mike Bogle said the cause of the Tuesday morning fire that destroyed a Centerville home is undetermined, but the fire isn't suspicious.

The fire was at the intersection of South 22nd Street and East Cottage Street. Fire departments were dispatched around 2:30 a.m. and personnel from the fire department were on scene until 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Bogle said smoke detectors in the home saved the male occupant's life.

"I want to stress the importance of smoke detectors," Bogle said Wednesday morning. "In this instance, without a doubt, they probably saved his life."

Bogle said the fire station still has a supply of smoke detectors available to the community, free of charge. The fire department can also install them if citizens request them to. Those interested can call the fire station at (641) 856-2314.