Healthcare Wing Fire

Update, April 16

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Earlier this week, Cedar Ridge Village officials investigated the fire damage and determined the healthcare wing will need to be completely rebuilt while the independent living and assisted living wings incurred minimal smoke and water damage. Restoration crews have already begun repairing those damages.

Fire investigators will look at the cause of the fire this week. The fire was able to spread primarily because the sprinkler system was not yet activated since the building is under construction.

Below is a list of how the completed building will address fire safety. All of these items were a part of the original building plans.

• Over 2,100 sprinkler heads will be located throughout the apartments and community spaces.
• The fire doors will have a two-hour fire rating.
• The building will be wrapped in fire-rated exterior sheathing that provides fire resistance and additional structural strength.
• Easily-accessible fire extinguishers will be located throughout the building.

Gib Wood, the Managing Partner of Cedar Ridge Village, said, “Due to the fast response of first responders, the majority of the building was not damaged. We’d like to again say thank you to the first responders, and to those who have shown their support. We’re grateful that Cedar Ridge Village is located in a supportive, encouraging community, and we look forward to giving back to the community now and in the years to come.”

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Update, April 14


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Hannah Hoover
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(515) 369-2100

April 14, 2020

A Fire in the Under-Construction Healthcare Wing

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Last night, the West Des Moines Fire Department responded to a call about smoke coming from Cedar Ridge Village’s healthcare wing that is currently under construction. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The independent living and assisted living wings of the campus were not damaged by fire. However, it’s too early to determine whether the fire caused smoke damage to those wings.

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