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Des Moines Apartments Evacuated in Overnight Fire

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DES MOINES, Iowa- Fire at Gray's Lake Apartments at 2700 block of Fleur Drive caused residents to be evacuated early Monday morning.

The fire was called in approximately at 12:30 a.m. Firefighters said there was a fire in the ceiling of at least one of the apartments.

MidAmerican Energy was called to shut off power and gas to the complex.  Some residents say they did not hear any smoke alarms prior to being evacuated.


  • Keith

    I am a resident here and we woke up to the smell of smoke and flashing lights! Not a smoke alarm going off anywhere pretty safe for a 3 floor apt building! Hope we can get out of there now!!!

  • Rey

    I am a resident in another complex not the one that was impacted and I am hoping that this will allow me to get out of there!

  • Lisa Marie Davis

    I live in another building and i’m sorry to say this property should be known for there lack of maintenance and i know i’m not the only one that thinks they should be shut down people could have died the smoke alarms didn’t even go off.

  • Sabrina

    The apartment owners are dishonest in more than one way. When you go to move out they “supposedly” can’t locate your paperwork and blame it on other previous owners. How can you not have working smoke detectors in an apartment complex?

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