Fire causes $1 million in damage at historic funeral home
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Fire investigators say it may take several days to determine what caused a fire that caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a historic funeral home in Des Moines.
The fire broke out Monday afternoon at Dunn's Chapel. There were no visitations planned for the day. Firefighters got the fire under control quickly before it reached four bodies being prepared for services later in the week.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital when he cut his arm on a broken window,
Dunn's opened in 1913 and has been at its current location since 1926. It is owned by Iles Funeral Homes.
One of the owners, Mark Iles, says he thinks the fire started in the attic.
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