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The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a structure fire Monday


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The Iowa City Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire at 8:40 p.m. Monday.

According to an Iowa City press release, the department responded to 1001 Oakcrest St. with Quint 2, Engine 1, Engine 4, Truck 1, and the battalion chief. When officials arrived, they found a second-story apartment fire with fire threatening adjoining apartments.

Fire crews brought the fire under control in approximately 12 minutes and searched the apartment for victims, the release said. A total of 13 on-duty firefighters responded to the fire and were able to contain it to the apartment.

According to the release, the fire was completely under control in 30 minutes, and fire crews were at the location for approximately two hours. The occupants of two apartments were reportedly displaced by the fire; the damage to the building and contents is estimated at $42,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Department.

— by Jordyn Reiland