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Decorah Fire Department

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Here are some additional pictures taken by Decorah PD during last week's fire along Montgomery St.

Vehicle traffic was closed on Montgomery Street yesterday as the Decorah Fire Department battled a garage type structure fire in the 700 block of Montgomery Street. The report of the fire came in at approximately 4:47 p.m.

Decorah Fire Department

4 days 19 hours ago

On Wednesday, at 1655 hrs, the Decorah Fire Department was called for a report of a possible structure fire. It was reported smoke was coming from a garage and initial reports were someone could possibly be in the building.

On arrival of DFD personnel, smoke was noted to be coming from a large two stall garage. It was determined no one was inside the structure. Entry was made by firefighters to look for the source of the smoke. The conditions inside the structure deteriorated rapidly forcing firefighters outside. Fire then vented through the roof and northeast wall. An exterior attack was made and the fire was brought under control. Extensive overhaul was performed to extinguish existing hotspots.

The building was extensively damaged on the north side. Some personal contents in the garage were recovered by firefighters and turned over to the resident.

One firefighter sustained minor burns and was treated and released at Winneshiek Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.

The damage amount has not been determined at this time.

The fire appears to have started in the area of a wood burning stove located inside the garage.

The Decorah Fire Department was assisted by the Decorah Police Department, Winneshiek Medical Center Ambulance, Decorah/Winneshiek County Dispatch Center, Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy and the Decorah Street Department.

Picture courtesy Wanda Askelson

Decorah Fire Department

4 days 20 hours ago

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The Decorah Fire Department proudly services the City of Decorah and through an agreement with the Decorah Rural Fire Protective association the residents of Decorah, Glenwood, Canoe, Pleasant Townships and portions of Madison, Bluffton, Burr Oak, Hesper, Highland and Springfield townships.

Decorah Fire Department
400 Claiborne Drive, Decorah, IA 52101
563-382-3472 | dfd@decorahia.org

News and Reminders

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Control Burn:
Please contact the Fire Department of any controlled burn. You can contact the Decorah Fire Department by calling 563-382-3472 any time before you burn. Please include your name, contact number, location and description of what you are planning to burn.

Smoke Alarms:
Clean and check your smoke detectors monthly.

Iowa Smoke Alarm Law: State of Iowa Law change requiring all newly constructed residential properties to have dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) detectors placed in the residence.  If you are replacing smoke detectors in you house. You will be required to purchase and install the dual detectors.  For more information about this new law please click here.

If you would like to learn more about the Decorah Fire Department and how you can volunteer please contact any FD member or stop at the fire station. Visit our training page for updated pictures of our training meetings.


Winneshiek County Fireman's Association

Meeting schedule:

All meetings start at 7 pm unless noted otherwise. County FD Chief please have the meeting announcement on the county page at least 1-2 days before and the evening of the meeting.

  • February 19, 2015 - Frankville
  • March 19, 2015 - Castalia
  • April 16, 2015 - Fort Atkinson
  • September 17, 2015 - Ridgeway
  • October 15, 2015 - Calmar
  • November 19, 2015 - Decorah

Visit and Tour

Individuals may visit the Decorah Fire Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other dates and Times as the Doors are open. You may also call the Fire quarters at 563-382-3472.

Decorah Fire Department | 400 Claiborne Drive | Decorah, IA 52101 | 563-382-3472

Decorah Fire Department Mission Statement

The Decorah fire Department is committed to providing rapid, high quality emergency services through teamwork and leadership, utilizing highly trained volunteers dedicated to the well being of our community twenty-four hours per day.