LATEST INFO: O’Keefe Discusses Younkers Fire

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Des Moines Fire Department spokesperson Brian O’Keefe says Monday the department passed along information to the ATF on how it fought the massive fire at the Younkers building .

O’Keefe says it’s all information that will hopefully lead to a determination of what started the fire. Based on witness statements, video, and testimony from firefighters on scene O’Keefe says it appears the fire began on the upper floors but “that’s as close as we can get right now.”

Channel 13’s Patrick Dix spoke with O’Keefe during the News at Noon Monday. Take a look at what else O’Keefe had to say about the fire and damage to surrounding buildings.