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2 people injured, 4 condos destroyed in Friday fire

Local 5 spoke to a neighbor who said the fire that broke out at the Windsor Park Townhomes early Friday morning was "massive."

WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa — The Windsor Heights Fire Department says two people were injured and four condominiums destroyed in a fire around 2:30 a.m. Friday at 6570 School St.

A 57-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were transferred to the University of Iowa burn unit for their injuries, but both are expected to recover. The building is completely burned.

Fire crews from Windsor Heights, Clive, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee and Norwalk assisted with the three-alarm response.

The cause of the fire has not yet been identified.

“There is absolutely no doubt the quick actions of the Windsor Heights Police and Fire teams are the reason we were able to get all occupants out of the building and not encounter any fatalities, Fire Chief Chad McCluskey said in a release. "These teams did truly amazing work this morning!”

The Red Cross is providing resources for those displaced by the fire, including one of the condo residents Local 5 spoke to.

A neighbor told Local 5 she called 911 because she heard loud pops and thought it was a shooting. When she went outside, she realized it was a "massive fire."

Credit: Victoria Carrington

The Iowa State Fire Marshal's Office also assisted with the investigation due to the injuries and extensive damage. 

An agent from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms also assisted with the investigation, which Windsor Heights officials said is common.

Officials say there is no threat to other homes in the area.

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