Fire Engulfs Urbandale Apartment Building

URBANDALE. Iowa - A fire destroyed an three-story apartment building in Urbandale Sunday morning.

The fire started between 10:30 am and 11 am at a building in the Ashford Ridge apartment complex in the 3600 block of Patricia Drive.

Urbandale Fire Chief Jerry Holt said there were no injuries in the fire, but several pets died. Thirty one out of 36 units in the apartment were occupied.

Hubbell Realty owns the complex and said the building is a complete loss. Windy conditions were a factor in battling the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The the building did not have an interior sprinkler system.

The Red Cross was on the scene assisting tenants. Neighbors also helped out.

Smoke from the fire could be seem for miles around the area during the midday Sunday. The blaze was extinguished by early afternoon.

(Image courtesy of WHO-TV)

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