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Iowa Town Loses Power, Water for Hours After Fire

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    April 14, 2014 | 8:19 am
    MESERVEY, Iowa (AP) Residents of a small north-central Iowa town spent most of Sunday without power or water after a fire damaged utility wires and destroyed two buildings.

    The town water tower was drained as firefighters battled the fire early Sunday morning. Then officials in Meservey could not refill the town's water tower because there was no electricity.

    Meservey residents were asked not to use any water for most of Sunday.

    Power and water service was restored by Sunday evening.

    The two buildings that were destroyed in the fire were vacant. The cause of the fire was still being investigated Sunday.