VIDEO: A vacant home on the east side of Des Moines was destroyed by a fire overnight. It happened on East 33rd Street, just north of University Avenue.
Just before 1 a.m. reports came in of a fire in a vacant home that was being used for storage. Upon crews’ arrival, they discovered the second story had collapsed into the first floor.
The building is connected to the Donut King though it is unclear at this time if it was utilized by the business. No other buildings were affected by the fire and crews were on scene for hours battling flames and putting out hot spots.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
WHO-TV NBC 13 Des Moines
No one was injured as a result of a fire in Clinton Saturday afternoon.
The Clinton Fire Department was dispatched to 2398 Dunham Street for a reported structure fire with smoke coming from the roof Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023 at 2:28 p.m., according to a Monday city release.
Crews responded with two ladder trucks, one engine, two ambulances, and a command vehicle, and Camanche Fire responded with an engine. Upon arrival, crews located a one-and-a-half-story wood frame residential structure with heavy smoke and fire showing from two windows on the first floor.
Crews were able to initiate a rapid offensive attack and had the fire knocked down within minutes. A primary search of the residence was conducted locating no victims. Crews performed salvage and overhaul operations putting out hot spots and checking for extension.
KLJB-TV FOX 18 Davenport
Around 4:00 PM on Saturday, first responders were called to an explosion at the Poet Ethanol Plant in Shell Rock. Upon arrival, responders reported no visible flames. Officials say crews spoke with employees and determined everyone was accounted for and no injuries were reported.
First responders were on the scene for approximately one and a half hours.
Butler County Emergency Management says the unconfirmed cause was a combustible dust explosion, but an investigation into the cause will be conducted.
The plant is currently operational at this time.
KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids