(Ankeny, IA) -- Fire has damaged a three-story apartment building in Ankeny. Crews were called to 217 NE 12th Street Place before 3 this (Tuesday) afternoon, and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the attic. Crews had the fire under control in less than two hours.
At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown and it is under investigation. The city of Ankeny is asking the public to avoid the area if possible.
Ankeny Police, Polk City Fire, Urbandale Fire, Windsor Heights Fire, Altoona Fire, Johnston Grimes Metropolitan Fire, Bondurant Fire, Saylor Township Fire, Polk County Emergency Management and the Red Cross assisted with the fire.