Fire sends huge smoke plume over Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fire crews have spent hours pouring water onto a blaze in a warehouse near downtown Des Moines.

Thick black smoke rose from the warehouse and stretched above much of Des Moines’ eastside. The building on Scott Avenue was less than a mile southeast of the state Capitol.

Firefighters were seen spraying the blaze as nearby residents watched.

The building is full of housing debris. There are no reports of injuries.

Capt. Steve Brown, a Des Moines Fire Department spokesman, told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/17mTsPQ ) the fire could continue burning through the night. The same building caught fire in July.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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