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MASON CITY - A New Year’s Eve fire at a Mason City dental office is still under investigation, officials said.

According to a release from Fire Marshal Jamey Medlin, the Mason City Fire Department responded to a fire at about 6:06 p.m. Dec. 31 at Mint Springs Dentistry, 851 South Taft.

The fire was exiting the building from the northeast window when officers arrived.  

“MCFD did a fast attack through the northeast window to knock down the fire and then MCFD staff forced entry through the front door and checked the building for any occupants/civilians,” Medlin said in a release.

No occupants were in the building.

Mason City Fire extinguished hot spots and extinguished fire in the attic area. The fire department was on scene for about three hours, Medlin said.

The fire is still under investigation.  

“Insurance company investigators are assisting the MCFD with arc mapping of electrical systems in the building to help with cause determination,” he said.

Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt, owner of Mint Springs Dentistry, said everything inside the building was destroyed and the building will need to be gutted.

“We’re working hard to find a potential temporary location,” she told the Globe Gazette Friday.

Cruz-Orcutt is collaborating with other offices to see emergency patients.

She said the temporary location will serve as their building until the original location can be fixed.


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