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OPA TIME FIRE INVESTIGATION WILL CONTINUE

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IT WILL LIKELY BE SOMETIME BEFORE AN OFFICIAL CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS DETERMINED THAT DESTROYED THE OPA TIME RESTAURANT AND DAMAGED OTHER BUSINESSES SUNDAY MORNING ON HAMILTON BOULEVARD.

CAPTAIN RYAN COLLINS OF SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE SAYS IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO GO THROUGH THE REMNANTS OF THE RESTAURANT FOR AWHILE BECAUSE OF THE BELOW ZERO CONDITIONS.

OPA1 OC…IN THE PROCESS. :16

RESPONDING FIREFIGHTERS LOCATED A FIRE ABOVE THE RESTAURANT’S CEILING, BUT HAD TO MOVE BACK BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WHICH LED TO PART OF THE UPPER STRUCTURE COLLAPSING:

OPA2 OC……..DETERMINE THE CAUSE. :23

THE BELOW ZERO CONDITIONS CAUSED OTHER CHALLENGES IN FIGHTING THE FIRE:

OPA3 OC…….HAVE IN THE WINTERTIME. :22

THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED TO OPA TIME AND THE ADJOINING SPACE, OCCUPIED BY AN H & R BLOCK OFFICE.

COLLINS SAYS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STRIP MALL PREVENTED THE DAMAGE FROM BEING WORSE THAN IT WAS TO ADJOINING BUSINESSES:

OPA4 OC………SUSTAINED. :12

THERE WERE NO EMPLOYEES IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED TO THE 26 FIREFIGHTERS WHO RESPONDED TO THE SCENE.