Fire damages Keokuk City Hall Tuesday night

Firefighters work from the back side of Keokuk City Hall after a fire broke out at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Tyler French/Radio Keokuk

Courtesy of Radio Keokuk

KEOKUK – According to Radio Keokuk, the Keokuk City Hall crews are on the scene assessing damage as a result of a fire that started in the back of the building at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Keokuk Mayor Tom Richardson is on the scene. Preliminary information is that firefighters were able to contain the fire to the back portions of the building, but there is substantial smoke and water damage. Radio Keokuk personnel on the scene said the fire appeared to be extinguished at 8:15.

The entire first floor was determined to be a total loss, but computer servers were saved. The city staff has scheduled an 8 a.m. meeting Wednesday morning in the parking lot.

Flames erupt at Keokuk City Hall at around 7:50 p.m on Tuesday night. Officials are assessing the damage of the fire burned the back part of the buliding causing smoke and water damage. Photo by Tyler French/Radio Keokuk

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