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Linen basket source of Iowa City restaurant fire

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The Iowa City Fire Department says a linen basket was the source of a restaurant fire.

Crews were called to the Takanami restaurant at 217 Iowa Avenue around 9:15 Tuesday morning.

They found that the sprinkler system had put out a fire in a linen basket.  Investigators determined that towels in the basket had spontaneously combusted.

No one was injured and the restaurant was reopened after it was ventilated.

Damage is estimated at $5,000.

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