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UPDATE: Boil order lifted in Wyoming


The City of Wyoming says the boil order that was put in place after firefighters drained the water tower while fighting a large fire on Sunday has been lifted.

The Wyoming Fire Department received a call about smoke coming out of a building along Main Street at around noon Sunday.

Allan Willman with the Wyoming Fire Department said the building was engulfed in smoke when the fire department arrived. Officials immediately called surrounding communities to assist.

"Once we saw this building, we knew it was pretty much a total loss," Willman said. "So we tried to preserve our museum, which is on the east side, and the hairdresser right there."

The building destroyed was Ted's Swinging Door Bar & Grill, a staple in Wyoming for many years.

Every week Margaret Storm and eight friends would play cards at Ted's.

"We go for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and then we go play cards there until 4 p.m." Storm said.

She says it's a place that will be missed by the community.

"It's sad because a lot of us went there," she said. "They had good food and an excellent cook."

Firefighters from Wyoming, Cascade, Anamosa, Maquoketa, Onslow, Center Junction, Oxford Junction, Olin, and Lost Nation poured water on the fire to protect nearby buildings for hours Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday evening, the City of Wyoming issued a boil order because the fire had caused the city's water tower to be drained.

Officials say no one was in any of the buildings when the fire began.

Investigators are still trying to find out what started the fire.

Officials say one firefighter was taken to the hospital, but they're not sure if it's related to the fire.

The city posted a message on their Facebook page Wednesday morning stating that test results came back clean and the boil order was lifted.

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