UPDATE: Forty residents displaced by Ankeny, Iowa fire


ANKENY, Iowa- The Ankeny Fire Department says 40-people were displaced by an early morning fire at 1010 NE Crestmoor Place. The call was received at 5:11 a.m. Crews found found smoke and fire in a stairwell when the arrived.

Officials say firefighters put out the main part of the fire in 10-minutes, and made several rescues while extinguishing the fire.

The Polk County Emergency Management Agency is displaced residents. Two people were taken to local hospitals, and two additional residents were treated at the scene. None of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

Firefighters also used pet oxygen masks on two cats, which were later taken to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa for further evaluation.

The fire caused extensive damage to the building. No word yet on the cause and origin of the fire.

The Ankeny Fire Department was assisted by the following agencies: Ankeny Police Department, Polk City Fire Department, Altoona Fire Department, Johnston Fire Department, Elkhart Fire Department, Saylor Fire Department, Des Moines Fire Department, Mercy ambulance and UnityPoint ambulance.

Crews battle fire at Ankeny apartment complex - Thumbnail Image

Crews battle fire at Ankeny apartment complex


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