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Fire damage at Des Moines towing company estimated at $3.5 M

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Officials say a fire at a Des Moines towing company that destroyed six vehicles caused more than $3.5 million in damage.
  
Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the cause of the Thursday night fire at Hanifen Towing Company is still under investigation.
  
A Polk County Sheriff's official spotted the blaze around 10:15 p.m. Thursday. Emergency crews from Delaware Township, Saylor Township, Altoona and Johnston responded and got the blaze under control in less than two hours. Fire officials remained on the scene Friday morning to monitor for hot spots. No injuries were reported.
  
Hanifen specializes in heavy-equipment towing and transport. The six vehicles destroyed were worth more than $1.5 million.

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