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Maintenance Worker Helps Tenants Flee Iowa City Apartment Fire

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    April 3, 2014 | 9:44 am
    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A maintenance worker has been credited with helping several tenants flee from a fire in an Iowa City apartment building.

    The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the smoky blaze was reported around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Iowa City fire marshal Brian Greer says Mike McGillin was performing maintenance at a nearby apartment complex when he heard screaming coming from the burning building.

    Greer says McGillin helped one woman down from her second-level apartment window, told other residents to remain near their windows for firefighters to arrive and helped some tenants from their ground-floor apartments. No injuries have been reported.

    The fire is believed to have started in a laundry room. The cause is being investigated.

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