Pella Fire Crews and other first responders fought cold, wind, sleet and snow for over five hours on Thursday in an attempt to save a house on fire west of Pella. Pella Fire, Pella Ambulance, Marion County Emergency Management, and Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Authorities were called out at to the fire in the 600 block of 198th Ave. at about 1:30p.m. The fire breached the roof, and is likely a total loss. No one was home at the time the fire started. The cause is under investigation. The Pella Pizza Ranch donated food for the firefighters when they returned to the fire station.