Fire Departments Save Two Thirds Of Hog Building

Date posted - May 26, 2016

Inwood, Iowa — A hog complex was damaged in a fire on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 near Inwood.
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According to Inwood Fire Chief Mike Knobloch, about 3:44 PM, the Inwood Fire Department was called to the report of hog building fire near the home of Nate Jansma at 1942 270th Street. That’s about three miles south and almost one and a half miles east of Inwood on the county line road.

The chief says the fire department saw a hog complex with some rooms totally engulfed in flame as they approached the scene.

Knobloch says no injuries were reported.

He says the Rock Valley Fire Department helped out by providing tankers and manpower.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, according to the chief.

Knobloch reports that they were able to save two thirds of the 4400-head facility.

He says they used between 10,000 and 12,000 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene until 8:00 PM.

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