Downtown Iowa City fire caused millions in damage

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fire that damaged a downtown Iowa City bagel shop and other buildings caused millions of dollars in damage.

That’s the assessment from Iowa City Fire Marshal John Grier, who inspected the damaged buildings Tuesday.

The Gazette reported that Grier didn’t give an exact amount.

He says the cause of the fire won’t be determined this week.

Grier and others began sifting through debris Tuesday as they began to look for the cause of the fire that damaged the Bruegger’s Bagels shop last month. The fire and smoke also damaged a handful of nearby businesses and apartments.