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Oelwein, West Charles Mall Caught Fire.

My friend lived in one of these appartments.
fire was caused of a candle.
no one was hurt.
a few pets were lost.
red cross was there to help in a instant.
These are the photos i caught.
my thoughts n prayers are with the people whom lost their appartment(s).

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hokey says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:25 AM

Meth lab... jk if u know oelwein it could of been also if u know oelwein then u know me glad no one was hurt peace and love hokey

NPG Photography says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 7:36 PM

There was a cat I believe n the 2 birds made it out those r the only animals I was told about.

Krissy says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 5:51 PM

Can you be more specific about "a few pets were lost" thing, like how many were lost, what kinds(dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents, fish, amphibians,

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 11:09 AM

my brother and wife was above the kirby store if it wasn't for his son calling on their cell phone i think they would of parished. i live in ga. used to live in Stanley thankful my brother made it out also.

Oelwein resident says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 11:48 PM

The firefighters are back on scene, another flare up.

cheryl says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 1:23 PM

Thank you to the firemen and women who risked harm to help out all those people. The Oelwein fire department and all other fire departments involed thank you

tracy says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 11:46 AM

i was there and it was tradgic my brother and sister and their mom lost all their stuff but im really glad everyone made it out safe but you should of seen like half the town was down there taking pics and it was crazy little kids out and stuff

Julie says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 AM

So sad to watch it burn. I remember going to Oelwein in late 70's as a kid to school shop at Conner's Dept Store...such good memories. Major salute to the firefighters, watching them was truly amazing. So glad no one was hurt - a true blessing.

Jess says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 6:51 AM

The people are getting help donations are already coming in. It took the many fire departments involved to get the fire undercontrol and places were doing what they could to ease all those involved. We are a small town coming together to help.

kate says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 3:52 AM

I have been told its been burning sense 10pm and i left there at 3 and it was still on fire they kinda have it under control but they are trying to get it from spreading to the committee plaza which when i left it was really close to there

OeIwein Resident says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 1:49 AM

fire destroyed pretty much the whole building, smoke fills the entire town i live about a mile from west charles mall and theres smoke right outside my door. my thoughts and prayers are with everyone living there.

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