Crews determine cause of second Thursday fire

UPDATE: The Mason City Fire Department tells KIMT the fire started when a resident used an oven to help heat her room. A nearby cupboard then caught fire.

MASON CITY, Iowa – Around 2:00 am on the 800 block of 9th St. SE, another blaze broke out at an apartment in downtown Mason City.

It was on the 300 block of East State Street. Residents living in the complex reported seeing smoke in their units. They were all able to escape without injury.

The red cross was called to provide assistance. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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