NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The North Liberty Fire Department said faulty wiring in a produce cooler caused the Sunday morning fire at the Fareway store there.
Fire crews respond to possible flames at North Liberty Fareway.
According to a news release, two sprinkler heads of the building's automatic fire sprinkler system activated near the cooler, which contained the fire until firefighters arrived. No damage estimate is yet available.
Fareway reopened for business just after noon Monday.
North Liberty fire officials said it took emergency responders about 30 minutes to contain flames at a Fareway, Sunday morning.
The small fire started around 10:15 at 615 Westwood Drive. The North Liberty fire chief said the cause is under investigation but believed a refrigerator unit's motor sparked the flames.
"The fire was quickly located in one of the refrigerator units located in the produce section," said Captain Chris Kochanny, in a news release. "An active sprinkler system kept the fire in-check until crews were able to completely extinguish the fire."
Kochanny was uncertain of the extent of damage to the building. Officials are waiting for a high level of carbon monoxide to clear from the facility so they can thoroughly investigate.
There were no injuries.
The North Liberty Fire Department is on the scene of a possible fire at the local Fareway. It happened some time before 11 a.m. Sunday morning.
Eyewitnesses tell TV9 they saw smoke coming from the grocery store at 615 Westwood Drive. The store is closed on Sundays.
A TV9 crew is on the scene. They report multiple fire trucks have responded to the call, including a ladder truck.
Stay with TV9 for the latest.