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5-year-old playing with lighter sparks North Liberty house fire

North Liberty fire crews were dispatched to 149 Golfview Ct in North Liberty for a report of a manufactured home on fire. (photo courtesy North Liberty Fire Department)

The North Liberty Fire Department says a home is likely a total loss after a fire Wednesday afternoon.

Fire crews were dispatched to 149 Golfview Ct in North Liberty for a report of a manufactured home on fire. When they arrived, they found fire and smoke coming from the back of the home. No one was hurt by the fire.

Fire investigators say the fire was caused by a 5-year-old playing with a lighter. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.

The home is likely a complete loss.

The North Liberty Fire Department was assisted by the North Liberty Police Department, Solon Fire Department, Coralville Fire Department, Tiffin Fire Department, the Johnson County Ambulance Service, Johnson County Joint Communication Center, North Liberty Streets Department, MidAmerican Energy, Aliant Energy and Linn County Rec.

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