IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

SMOKY FIRE: Des Moines Building Ablaze

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
smoky fire

Des Moines firefighters spent much of the July 4th evening fighting a fire at an abandoned building filled with construction debris.

The smoky fire started early Thursday evening at the former environmental reclamation & recycling building on Scott Avenue near SE 14th Court.

Firefighters had a tough time battling the fire because of what they described as “mountains of debris” inside.  They say the building is a huge fire hazard.

“It is time for this building to go.  It’s been sitting empty for a very long time with a lot of nasty stuff in there so hopefully someday it will be gone,” says district fire chief Joe Giudicessi.

Investigators have not determined a cause. But with no gas or electricity to the vacant building, they’re not ruling out arson.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,936 other followers