On Sunday, March 13, 2022, the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) assisted Saylor Township with a residential fire in Des Moines at 4537 NW 1st Street. The JGMFD began an interior attack and relayed to command the fire was in the attic. Additional crews arrived and began pulling the ceiling to gain access to the fire. A short time later, the fire was under control.
Fire crews remained on the scene for approximately two and a half hours to ensure all hotspots were extinguished.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.