Hull, Iowa — The shop and several items of farm equipment sustained extensive damage in a fire at an implement dealership near Hull on Thursday evening.
The Sioux County Communications Center says that about 7:30 PM, the Hull Fire Department responded to a report of a building fire at Van’s Implement, located at 3465 320th Street, one mile east of Hull.
As firefighters approached the dealership, they saw the shop area in the middle portion of the building engulfed by fire and heavy smoke.
The Hull Fire Department requested assistance from five other area fire departments and firefighters were able to prevent further damage to the business and other nearby buildings. The fire was extinguished after about two hours and firefighters remained at the location into the early morning of Friday, May 1.
No injuries were reported and no one was inside the building at the time, according to Hull Fire officials.
The building, several tractors inside and some business property sustained extensive damages.
The Fire Department reports that the Sioux Center Fire Department and Rehab Trailer, the Boyden Fire Department, Rock Valley Fire Department, Sheldon Fire Department, George Fire Department, Hull Ambulance crew and Sioux County Sheriff’s Office personnel assisted at the scene.
The Iowa State Fire Marshal has determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.