Fire Extinguished at West Des Moines Wells Fargo Campus
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Fire crews have extinguished a fire at the West Des Moines Wells Fargo Campus but they are still checking for hot spots.
The fire was reported just before 5:00 a.m. at 870 West Wells Fargo Trail. When crews arrived, thick black smoke was found inside one of the buildings. West Des Moines Fire Marshal Mike Whitsell says the fire did spread to other floors of the building.
Crews were rotated in and out as they worked to make sure the fire was completely extinguished. They also ventilated the building to get rid of the smoke.
Wells Fargo officials say the Eagle Rock building in the West Des Moines Campus will remain closed Tuesday, but the rest of the campus will re-open at noon as long as the fire department has cleared the scene by then.
The campus contains several interconnected buildings, and some early-arriving employees were asked to wait at the security desk. They were later evacuated to outside the building. Approximately 7,000 people work at Wells Fargo’s campus in West Des Moines.
Fire crews from Waukee, Johnston, and Clive are assisting West Des Moines with the operation.
The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.
No injuries were reported.