Rock Rapids, Iowa — A cab of a feed truck was destroyed in a fire on Monday, February 29, 2016 near Rock Rapids.
According to Rock Rapids Assistant Fire Chief Tanner Vogl, about 3:17 PM, the Rock Rapids Fire Department was called to the report of vehicle fire near 1772 Fir Avenue, about a mile and a half south and two west of Rock Rapids.
The chief says the fire department saw the feed truck’s cab was fully engulfed as they approached the scene. He says they used water with foam to fight the fire.
He says no injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
Assistant Chief Vogl reports that the cab of the truck was totaled, but the feed box was not damaged.
He says crews were on scene for a half hour to 45 minutes.
That call was actually the third one of the day for the Rock Rapids Fire Department. They were called to a fire alarm at Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital in the morning, but it turned out to be a false alarm. They also responded to the call of a tractor fire in the 2 PM hour at Tyler Pedersen’s place at 1734 US 75 Avenue, but by the time they arrived, the tractor’s operator had the fire put out with a bucket and water. Vogl says the cause of that fire was debris around the exhaust, and there was minimal damage to the tractor.