GARAGES BURN: Explosion Reported

Des Moines fire crews responded to a fire after an explosion on the city’s east side Monday morning.

Crews were called to 817 Buchanan shortly after 11:00 a.m. after an explosion in a garage was reported. The fire spread quickly to another detached garage at 813 Buchanan.

Thick black smoke from the fire could be seen from I-235.

Fire crews have extinguished the flames and are investigating what caused the explosion that started the fire.

MidAmerican Energy is on scene because of downed power lines.

No injuries were reported.

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