On Friday August 12, 2022 at 11:27pm the Guttenberg Fire Department was dispatched to 38080 Great River Road for a fully involved structure fire. Upon arrival of the first fire personnel, it was determined there was smoke and fire coming from the south end of a mobile home. They were advised that the homeowner’s vehicles were in the driveway, but no one had seen them and were unsure if they were still in the residence. An initial fire attack was started and the fire was brought under control with heavy damage visible to the structure.
An initial investigation was started once there was better visibility inside the structure. At this time what appeared to be a body was visible inside the structure. The Clayton County Medical Examiner and the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office were immediately called in. The victim was transported to the Iowa State Laboratory in Ankeny for identification and to investigate cause of death.
At this time they are not releasing any names until a positive identification can be made, the family of the victim can be notified, and the investigation is concluded.
The Guttenberg Fire Department was assisted by the Holy Cross/North Buena Vista Fire Department, Guttenberg Ambulance, Clayton County Sheriff’s Department, Guttenberg Police Department, Iowa State Fire Marshals, Tuecke Allyn Funeral Home, and Clayton County Medical Examiner.