Fire Damages Downtown Apartment

apartment fireDES MOINES, Iowa — At least one person is out of their home after an apartment fire overnight.

Firefighters were called to near Western Gateway Park at 1305 Locust Street just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Crews saw flames in one apartment. They were able to quickly put out the fire.

Firefighters say it appears unattended candles caught a curtain on fire.

No one was hurt in the fire, but one bystander was hurt trying to get people out of the apartment. Paramedics took him to the hospital with a leg injury.

The fire was contained to one apartment and caused under $10,000 worth of damage.

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