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Fire hits City Carton

Emergency services respond to a fire at City Carton on Benton St. around 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16,  2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Emergency services respond to a fire at City Carton on Benton St. around 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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Emergency services respond to a fire at City Carton on Benton St. around 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Ben A

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Ben A

Emergency services respond to a fire at City Carton on Benton St. around 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)


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On Feb. 16, flames engulfed an Iowa City building.

At 4:18 p.m., the Iowa City Fire Department received a call that City Carton Recycling, 3 E. Benton St., was ablaze.

The fire was contained in about an hour and a half, Battalion Chief Zach Hickman said. As of approximately 6:30 p.m., “the fire [was] under control,” he said.

The fire was contained to the building with no damage to surrounding buildings, and the estimate cost of damage is not yet available, a press release from the city of Iowa City said.

Although there were no injuries reported at the time of the fire, the building, which is used by the recycling company, is across the street from Table to Table — which was previously owned by City Carton until it was acquired by Republic in 2015.

Surrounding communities assisted the Iowa City Fire Department in fighting the fire, the press release said.

At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

— Charles Peckman

 

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