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OTTUMWA FIRE: Restaurant Destroyed

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An early morning fire gutted a Mexican restaurant in downtown Ottumwa Tuesday.

The fire started shortly after midnight at El Rancho Grande at 206 S. Jefferson Street. Firefighters were still on the scene around 9:00 Tuesday morning to put water on smoldering areas.

Some parts of downtown Ottumwa are without power because of the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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