HOUSE FIRE: Des Moines Home Damaged


Des Moines fire investigators say an overnight house fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

Firefighters were called to 832 24th Street just before midnight Wednesday.

People living there were listening to music when they heard a popping noise and noticed a fire. When crews got there, flames and smoke were pouring from the home.

Investigators say the home was being remodeled and there’s a possibility the cause could be electrical.

Firefighters say the homeowner was not able to return to the home because of the damage.

“The whole house is going to have significant smoke damage.  But the backside of the structure is heavily damaged with fire,” says Joe Giudicessi, district chief with the Des Moines Fire Department.

The fire caused at least $30,000 in damage.

The Red Cross was called in to help the homeowner find a place to stay.

There were no working smoke detectors in the house.

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