Apartment fire results in estimated $40,000 in damage

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 05, 2013 5:00 AM

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An Iowa City apartment was reported on fire on Monday shortly after midnight. The cause of the fire, located at 328 N. Dubuque St, is under investigation.

The fire started near a ceiling light, which had an extension into the attic. The Fire Department, which responded with three engines and 16 firefighters, was able to extinguish the fire in 45 minutes.

The tenants evacuated the building before firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries reported.

The damage to the structure and its contents is estimated at $40,000.

— by Lauren Coffey

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