Massive fire at old Younkers building in Des Moines - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Massive fire at old Younkers building in Des Moines

Posted: Updated:
DES MOINES (WHO) - Fire crews responded to massive fire at a century old building in Des Moines.

According to our NBC affiliate in Des Moines, WHO, crews were called in just before 1 a.m. Saturday at the old Younkers building in the 700 block Walnut Street in downtown Des Moines.

Shortly after firefighters arrived at the scene, parts of the building started to collapse as large chunks of the building fell to the street.

It's possible several other buildings in the area are also damaged.

No injuries were reported.

Fire crews from Clive, West Des Moines, and Urbandale have been helping the Des Moines Fire Department with operations. Polk County Emergency Management and the Des Moines Police Department are also assisting at the scene.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at