The Ottumwa Courier

July 5, 2013

Iowa warehouse packed with debris catches fire


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Des Moines warehouse that caught fire was packed with housing debris, and may contain asbestos and other hazardous materials.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/16SQctT ) that firefighters arrived at the vacant warehouse shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday. Firefighters wore respirators inside the building.

District Chief Joe Giudicessi says the cause of the fire was unknown. The building has been vacant for several years and has no gas or electric services.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com