Fire destroys Windsor Heights townhomes, two people injured


WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa – Two people were injured early Friday morning when a fire destroyed a building with multiple townhomes in Windsor Heights.

Fire crews were called out to the Windsor Park Townhomes in the 6700 block of School Street around 2:30 a.m. on a report of a fire, according to Windsor Heights’ Public Safety Director and Chief of Police and Fire Services Chad McCluskey.

When firefighters arrived they saw heavy flames coming from the building. Officers with the Windsor Heights Police Department evacuated the building, which houses four townhome units.

A witness in a neighboring townhome building, Matt Haydon, told Channel 13 he was woken up by the sound of loud booms. When he looked outside he saw the flames.

Chief McCluskey said two occupants sustained injuries from the fire. A 57-year-old man was taken to the hospital with burns and a 29-year-old man drove himself to the hospital. Both are expected to recover.

Crews remained on the scene for several hours to put out hot spots after the fire was extinguished.

The cause of the fire has not been determined yet, but the building is considered to be a complete loss.

Fire crews from Norwalk, Waukee, West Des Moines, Urbandale, and Clive assisted the Windsor Heights Fire Department.

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