$25,000 in damages after apartment complex fire


Matt Belinson / Iowa State Daily

Firefighters open a fire hydrant to battle a fire on Friday. 

Amber Mohmand

An apartment on 4210 Lincoln Swing caught on fire Monday evening. 

The Ames Fire Department responded to the fire at 6:30 p.m. at an apartment complex and found heavy smoke coming from a unit, according to a news release from the city. Emergency responders quickly located the fire and contained it to one room. 

The occupant of the apartment wasn’t home at the time of the fire, the release said. All of the residents in the of the 24-unit apartment were evacuated. 

No one was injured. The estimated cost of the damages is $25,000, according to the release. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious. 

The Ames Fire Department reminds all citizens that working smoke detectors save lives by alerting occupants of a fire and provide valuable time to escape,” the release said. “Monthly checks will ensure they are operating correctly.”