- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are asking the public to turn in any photos or video of a massive fire that destroyed a century-old building in downtown Des Moines.

The Des Moines Police Department says it’s looking for footage recorded just around the time the fire at the Younkers Building was first reported to officials. The initial call came in at 12:51 a.m. Saturday.

Anonymous tips can be submitted. Police are collaborating with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to collect the footage.

The building was in the midst of a $36 million housing project. It had been vacant since 2005.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.


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