Firefighters battled a 15-alarm fire that destroyed four buildings Tuesday night in downtown Melcher-Dallas, Iowa.
Officials were still trying to determine the cause of the fire on Wednesday. Police Chief Steve Johns told The Des Moines Register he didn’t believe fireworks were involved.
Businesses that were destroyed or damaged included That’s My Bag and More, Sinners & Saints Bar & Grill and apartments located above Ernst Auctioneering Service, The Des Moines Register reported.
"It's really a scary, horrific incident to have happen," Johns told The Des Moines Register. "It's normally a day of celebration. To have something tragic like this happen, it's really terrible."
No injuries were reported.