Top floors of house lost in Plankinton house fire
PLANKINTON -- The upper levels of a house were destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning southwest of Plankinton.
Shortly before 1 a.m., a passerby reported seeing fire at the house near the intersection of 255th Street and 348th Avenue, about 2 miles southwest of Plankinton, Fire Chief Jeff Briggs told The Daily Republic on Monday morning.
No one was injured in the fire or inside the house when it began. Briggs said the second and third floors of the house were lost in the fire, but firefighters were able to save the first floor. Members of the Plankinton, White Lake and Stickney fire departments were on the scene until about 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Briggs said the cause of the fire is unknown, but it appears to have originated around the stairway between the second and third floors, where the house was undergoing some remodeling.