Firefighters in the Des Moines suburb of Altoona knocked down a dangerous fire this morning at a gas station. The fire at a B.P. gas station at 2635 Adventureland Drive was first reported at 8 a.m.
The station is located across from the entrance to Adventureland. A woman who works at a nearby KFC restaurant told Radio Iowa that she could see flames coming from the station’s roof. Altoona police blocked traffic in the area over worries about possible explosions of gas tanks.
Fortunately, the wind helped blow the fire away from the gas pumps. The building, however, is a total loss. The State Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate what sparked the fire. No one was injured.