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Gas station fire in Central Iowa

ALTOONA (KWWL) -- Authorities are investigating a fire at a service station in Central Iowa.

The blaze started early this morning and destroyed the BP gas station near Altoona.

An employee told investigators he first noticed the fire in the ceiling above a vending machine.

The area was cleared because of fears the fire would reach the gas tanks and explode, but the wind kept the fire away.

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