On Friday, February 2, at 12:25 a.m., Sioux County Communications received a report of a residential fire that occurred at 1617 13th Ave, in Rock Valley, IA.
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.