Tin storage building on Sampson Street destroyed by fire Sunday night

The storage building 2357 Sampson Street was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. [photo courtesy @CityOfMuscatine/Twitter]

A fire Sunday night near the Canadian Pacific Railroad destroyed a tin storage building and its contents, but no one was hurt.

The Muscatine Joint Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday from a resident who smelled smoke in the area of Sampson Street near the Canadian Pacific Railroad, according to a City of Muscatine news release.

Muscatine firefighters found smoke and fire coming from the building at 2357 Sampson Street when the arrived. The building collapsed soon afterwards.

Fire crews had the blaze under control in about one hour. An end loader was brought in to push the debris into a pile so it could be sprayed down.

The building, valued at $11,600, and its contents were deemed a total loss. An investigation could not determine the cause of the fire.

Approximately 18 firefighters, along with off-duty staff from the Muscatine Fire Department, and an automatic mutual aid assistance from the Fruitland Fire Department responded to the blaze.

The Muscatine Police Department provided support with initial response and traffic control.

Anyone with information about the fire can contact Assistant Fire Chief Mike Hartman at 563-263-9233 or by email at mhartman@muscatineiowa.gov.

This story originally appeared on the Voice of Muscatine. Read More local stories here.

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