Fire Severely Damages Rock Valley Home

An early morning fire severely damaged a home, sending one to the hospital.  The report came in at 12:25 Friday morning of a residence on fire on 13th Avenue in Rock Valley.

The Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance and Rock Valley Police Department were dispatched to the location; automatic aid was requested from the Hull Fire Department.

One person was inside the residence when the fire started and was able to get outside on his own.  The 86-year-old male was taken to Heg Health Center, and later flown to a burn unit to receive treatment for his injuries.

The home received severe damage estimated to be more than $80,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Rock Valley Fire Chief and the State Fire Marshal.