Fire decimates Keokuk City Hall

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KEOKUK, Iowa (KWQC) – Firefighters responded Tuesday night to a large fire at Keokuk City Hall at 415 Blondeau Street.

Fire damages the city hall building in Keokuk, Iowa on February 5, 2019. (courtesy Radio Keokuk)

WGEM-TV reports emergency crews responded at around 7:40 p.m. following a report of flames in the rear of the building.

Radio Keokuk reports that as of 8:15 p.m. the exterior flames were extinguished and firefighters were searching the interior.

A Keokuk city official speaking to news media in a Facebook video said there is “major damage” to the building and officials will now need temporary offices to conduct business.

Keokuk is located in the southeastern corner of Iowa in Lee County.