Fire at Des Moines towing company destroys 6 vehicles

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a fire at a Des Moines towing company has destroyed six vehicles worth more than $1.5 million.

A Polk County Sheriff’s Office officials spotted the blaze around 10:15 p.m. Thursday at Hanifen Towing Co. Emergency crews from Delaware Township, Saylor Township, Altoona and Johnston responded to the fire and controlled it in less than two hours. Fire officials remained on the scene Friday morning to monitor for hot spots.

Six vehicles inside the building were ruined in the fire. No injuries were reported. Officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Despite the fire, Hanifen Towing opened for business Friday.

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