Fire Damages Dairy in Northwest Iowa

September 28, 2010

Authorities estimate damage from a fire at a dairy operation in northwest Iowa at more than $500,000.

KLEM-AM reports the fire broke out on Sept. 24 in a large metal building at Dykstra Dairy in Struble, Iowa. No injuries were reported.

Le Mars Fire Chief David Schipper says the building housed manure pumps. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Schipper says officials are looking at a possible electrical issue in the building.

Part of the building collapsed as firefighters arrived. Brisk winds hampered the firefighting efforts, which took about three hours.

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