On March 8, 2020 at 2:50 pm, the Marshalltown Fire Department (MFD) responded with Marshalltown Police Department (MPD) and Unity Point EMS to 210 W. Lincoln Street on a reported house fire. On arrival, crews found fire on the exterior of the residence extending from ground level to the soffit. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire and found no extension to the interior of the building. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at $2,000. Cause of the fire was determined to be improperly discarded smoking material.