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Iowa Lottery employees return to work day after fire

Aug 25, 2005, 2:51 pm

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Employees at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines were able to return to their building Wednesday after an electrical fire the day before forced an evacuation.

Repair crews were able to restore electrical service to the building Wednesday, and workers were on site to clean up fire damage, said spokeswoman Mary Neubauer.

No one was injured in the fire, which was contained to the lottery’s basement. Officials said the fire was caused by electrical equipment, and employees had reported hearing loud pops and flashes of light coming from an equipment room.

Lottery winners were unable to redeem prizes at Iowa Lottery offices around the state while the headquarters were shut down, but service resumed Wednesday. Lottery sales and drawings were not affected by the shutdown.

Mason City Globe Gazette

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June 2, 2005
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I hope Iowa's headquarters are starting to recover from the shutdown. I hope sales of their lottery games and all of their lotto doesn't go down after this incident. It was good that no one was injured in this incident.