DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines firefighters responded to a fire at a duplex early Thursday morning.
Crews were called around 4:00 a.m. after a fire was discovered at 113 E. McKinley. Officials say the two residents of one side of the duplex noticed the fire and woke the residents of the other side of the duplex. They all got out of the building safely.
Officials say the fire began in the basement with a candle. The fire was contained to one side of the duplex but there is smoke damage on the other side.
The occupants of the duplex where the fire started did not have renter’s insurance.