Fire destroys building in downtown Oskaloosa
A structure fire late Monday night destroyed two businesses on the Oskaloosa square.
The fire is believed to have started in the basement of Rose’s Cafe at around 11:30 Monday night. Several fire departments from around the county were on hand to help extinguish the flames from Rose’s. The fire departments worked throughout the night to make sure the flames were extinguished.
The fire spread into the southern half of the building that housed Pia Friend Realty and left a good portion of the building charred.
Local fire departments did, however, manage to contain the fire to the one building and did not allow it to spread north into the neighboring bank.
The fire left all of the cafe in a charred heap in the basement after the fire caused the interior floor to collapse. The structure remained intact and nobody was injured in the fire, according to city officials.
The investigation into the fire was still ongoing to determine the exact cause.
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