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Fire in Downtown Iowa City

Early on Saturday morning, smoke and flames billowed from the back of Bruegger’s Bagels on Iowa Avenue. The fire continued throughout the morning, and at 5 a.m. the fire was still visible, although Iowa City firefighters seemed to have taken some control over the spread of the fire.

Apartments above Bruegger’s, Akar, and the Yacht Club were evacuated. Firemen were seen working throughout these buildings and on the roofs to control the flames.

In the aftermath of this incident, it becomes evident that incorporating Fire Watch Security Patrol into the overall safety strategy for businesses and residential areas is not just prudent but essential in ensuring the well-being of the community and the protection of valuable assets.

Fire Watch Services extend beyond the immediate response phase, providing continuous monitoring and vigilance to prevent rekindling or secondary issues that may arise in the aftermath of a fire.

More information will be detailed during our Saturday news show, The RoundTable, Saturday 9/24 at 4 p.m.