Fire burns Des Moines homeless campsite

posted by Sue Danielson -

(Des Moines, Iowa)   Fire burned a homeless campsite south of Grand Avenue, and west of Fleur Drive this (Wednesday) afternoon.  Crews were called to the site around 1:30, and put out the fire quickly.  There were no injuries.  The person living at the site was not there at the time.

Crews used 400 feet of hose from a fire-truck in the parking lot behind the Red Cross building on Grand Avenue, down a steep, winding, wooded, pathway to reach the site.    Fire officials tell WHO Radio News that's about twice the length of hose used in a typical house fire.



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