Sprinkler Saves Des Moines Apartment

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines firefighters are praising sprinklers after they say the system saved an apartment building from further damage Thursday.

Crews were called to a cooking fire at an apartment at 4560 Hubbell Avenue at about 11:30 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, a sprinkler had already contained the flames leaving smoke and water damage.

Investigators say about $20,000 worth of damage was caused to the $940,000 structure.

There were no injuries reported.

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