At 1:20am on Sunday morning a large house fire was reported on Highway T33 in Peoria. The Pella Fire Department responded to scene. The house was engulfed in flames at the time of the call and was a total loss, with only a small portion in the back of the house left standing. No one was home at that house, or the neighboring house where siding began to melt from the heat of the nearby flames. The Pella Ambulance and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.