Volunteer fire departments from Dallas Center, Adel and Minburn responded to a house fire at 301 Percival Ave. in Dallas Center Wednesday about 4 p.m.
The cause of the fire in the four-bedroom house owned by James and Christine Dove is under investigation.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s office and the Dallas County EMS also responded to the scene.
“You could see smoke coming out the top,” said Jesse Lindesey, 8, of Des Moines. Lindesey and his friend, Anthony Ramirez, 8, of Dallas Center, were greeted by the firefighters, who quickly controlled the blaze in the 137-year-old structure.