Early Morning Fire at Valley West Mall Extinguished

Fire at Valley West Mall. (WHO-HD)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Firefighters were called to Valley West Mall in West Des Moines early Tuesday morning.

A fire alarm at the mall’s Younkers store went off around 5:00 a.m. and when fire crews arrived there was smoke in the building. Mike Whitsell with the West Des Moines Fire Department says the smoke was thicker on the lower level of the store.

A fire was discovered in the mechanical room and was quickly put out. Crews are working to clear the store of smoke.

The mall is open, but Younkers remains closed at this time. The mall management office did not know when the store would re-open.

No injuries were reported in the fire.