- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) - Three people alerted by passers-by have escaped from a residential fire in the Des Moines suburb of Clive.

Clive Fire Chief Rick Roe credited two Staff Sgt. Bret Perry and another, unnamed man for saving the three people’s lives on Thursday.

Perry told The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1fKbjIj ) that he was on his way to work at the U.S. Army recruiting office in Urbandale when he noticed smoke coming from the residence. He says he rammed through the front door and soon found two residents sleeping on the top floor. Perry says the other man followed him into the building and awakened a resident on the bottom floor.

An investigation showed the fire started from improperly discarded smoking materials on the back deck. Roe estimates about $30,000 in damage to the home.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com



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