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FAIRGROUNDS FIRE: Storage Shed Damaged

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Des Moines firefighters battled a fire at an Iowa State fairground storage shed Monday afternoon.

Flames were noticed coming out of the shed around 1:30 a.m.

It is state property and holds items used at the horse barns at the state fairgrounds.

Crews were able to contain the fire to the front dock area and there was minimal damage to the shed’s contents.

Fire officials estimate the damage about $20,000.

The state fire marshal is being called in to investigate what caused the fire.