WAREHOUSE FIRE: City Approves Purchase Plan

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The city of Des Moines will soon be the new owner of a burned out warehouse.

Council members unanimously approved a plan to acquire what’s left of a former recycling center on the east-side.

The warehouse was intentionally set on fire last August and burned for nearly a week before it was extinguished.

The city council plans to tear down the building with help from the DNR then sell the land for redevelopment.