One Injured in Fire at Former Des Moines Church Building


DES MOINES, Iowa — Fire crews were called to the scene of a structure fire on Des Moines’ north side early Monday morning.

According to Cpt. Chris Clement with the Des Moines Fire Department, the call came in about the fire at 6:59 a.m. When firefighters arrived they found smoke and flame coming from the building. A second engine and ambulance were called to the scene to assist.

Clement says it’s a repurposed structure that used to be a church and two adult males were living there at the time and running a business out of the building.

One of the males was taken to MercyOne Hospital to be treated for minor injuries incurred in the fire.

As of 11:00 a.m. crews were still on scene.

The cause of the fire is not yet known but is being investigated.


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