- Associated Press - Saturday, August 8, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Firefighters say smoldering roof insulation caused minor damage to the rooftop of the Center for Disabilities and Development in Iowa City.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says (https://icp-c.com/1KWk2lQ ) the fire occurred Friday afternoon while crews were repairing the roof of the center, part of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Bob Miller, University of Iowa director of facilities, says firefighters from the Iowa City Fire Department and security personnel from UIHC responded. Fire crews used a chain saw on the roof to vent the smoke and expose the smoldering insulation.

The fire was extinguished within minutes, and no evacuation of the building was needed.

The fire department says the building, valued at $46 million, sustained about $30,000 in damage. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/

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