Fire Destroys Furniture Store in Vinton

Fire Destroys Furniture Store in Vinton”

No injuries had been reported by Friday morning.

The city is working to restore power, and firefighters continue to monitor the fire and protect nearby properties.

A structural engineer will be at the building later today to try and determine a cause of the fire. If citizens do venture down to the area, they are asked to stay outside of barricade and police tape lines, not stop in traffic, and to pay attention to other vehicles and pedestrians in the area to avoid a collision.

A furniture store in Vinton was destroyed when fire ripped through the building on Thursday night. The Clingman Pharmacy, Fischer Law Firm and Benton County Title Company all received damage.

The volunteer Vinton Fire Department began to fight the fire about 7:13 p.m. Thursday and tried all night to contain it.

The Vinton Fire Department has been assisted by the Vinton and Garrison police departments, the Garrison, Shellsburg, Urbana, Mount Auburn and Van Horne fire departments, North Benton Ambulance and the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Fire crews from Vinton and the surrounding area are responding to the fire, which authorities say is inside Michael & Dowd along 4th Street.

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