FIRE INVESTIGATION: Photos And Video Sought

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Investigators are seeking images and video onlookers may have taken of the Younkers building fire early Saturday morning.

The Des Moines Police Department is working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to gather the material to be used in the investigation of the fire. They’re working to determine what caused the blaze that destroyed the 115-year-old building at 713 Walnut Street.

If you have any photos or video you would like to share with investigators you’re asked to e-mail them to Detective Jack Kamerick at

If you have any anonymous tips about the case you can contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.