A rural Brandon man has died and a child has sustained serious injuries in an overnight house fire in the 5100 block of 25th Avenue, three miles south of Brandon. Other family members escaped, and are staying with relatives.
The fire was reported at around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. The Brandon Fire Department, North Benton Ambulance and Benton County Sheriff’s Office were among the agencies responding. The child was taken by helicopter to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; the father was found inside the home after the fire had been put out.
The house was destroyed in the blaze, which also spread to two vehicles parked nearby.
The names of the victims are being withheld at this time. The investigation is continuing.