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Fire Destroys Asbury Home

A vehicle that caught fire is being blamed for a destroying a house in Asbury Thursday afternoon. A press release from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says fire crews from Asbury and several surrounding communities responded to a residential fire in the 15-thousand block of Lore Mound Road at around 2:20. It took crews several hours to get the fire under control. The homeowner, 59 year old Arthur Wahlen Jr. told officials he was working on a car in his attached garage, when the vehicle caught fire and quickly spread to the home. Whalen was not injured. The fire caused an estimated 200-thousand dollars in damage. Authorities don’t consider the fire suspicious, but the investigation continues.

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