Overnight Fire Destroys Community Building

CASEY, Iowa — An investigation is under way after a fire destroyed a community center in the town of Casey overnight.

Fire fighters from fifteen departments responded around 11 PM Tuesday night after the century old building on the town’s main street burst into flames.

Shortly after they arrived, the roof and a wall on the building’s east side both collapsed.

The building served as Casey’s city hall and was also a popular spot for graduation parties and family reunions.

Residents say it was one of the few buildings left in the town that brought people together.

“It was the community building. People could rent it from the town. People would have parties in there,” said Casey resident, Marvin Templeman.

“Everything happened there right there in that building,” Jerry Jones, a Casey resident told Channel 13 News.

City officials have not released any details about the cause of the fire. Nobody was in the building at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported.

There is a special city council meeting scheduled for tonight at 6 PM at “The Insurance Store” in Casey.

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