Subzero Temperatures Cause Issues In Sioux City Fire

Sioux City, Iowa — A Sioux City Fire Department spokesman says it could take some time before they can determine the exact cause of a fire that destroyed a restaurant in a strip mall Sunday.

Captain Ryan Collins says the aftermath of fighting the fire in below-zero temperatures will keep them out of the site for a while.

He says the subzero temperatures create all sorts of concerns when fighting a fire.

The roof of the Opa Time restaurant collapsed, so Collins says they had to pour water on from the outside to fight the fire. He says they believe something in the ceiling may’ve started the fire. An H&R Block office next door was damaged, but Collins says firewalls prevented more damage to other businesses in the mall. Nobody was in the building at the time of the fire.