Fire destroys at least 1 business in Iowa town

WYOMING, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters from several departments are battling a blaze that destroyed one business in the eastern Iowa town of Wyoming and damaged several others.

At least nine different fire departments were called in to help battle the fire on Sunday.

The fire started in the building that housed Ted’s Swinging Door restaurant. That building was destroyed and several surrounding businesses were damaged, including the Wyoming Museum.

Volunteers carried artifacts out of the museum until firefighters forced them to stop because of the danger.

One firefighter was taken the hospital for treatment, but condition and his name wasn’t immediately available.

Jones County Emergency Management Coordinator Brenda Leonard says no one was in the restaurant building when the fire started.

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