Five Years Later, Iowans Remember the Younkers Fire
DES MOINES, Iowa -- It is hard to believe, but it has been five years since the Younkers Building in downtown Des Moines burned to the ground. “I heard about it on the news and I cried a little because of the memories and it being such a beautiful building,” said Debbie Wayman. Wayman says she was moved to tears while watching the scene unfold because it connected her to her youth.