Four Fire Departments Fight Machine Shed Fire

Date posted - April 13, 2016

Ireton, Iowa — A machine shed, bales, and equipment were all destroyed in an overnight fire on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 near Ireton.
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According to Ireton Fire Chief Richard Steckelberg, about 3:10 AM, the Ireton Fire Department was called to the report of structure fire at 4292 Dogwood Avenue, about two miles west and three miles north of the Ireton corner. He says the place is owned by Jeff Vonk, but no one was living there.

The chief says the fire department saw the machine shed was fully engulfed as they approached the scene. He says they tore the building apart and doused the fire with water to put it out.

The fire department was assisted by the Hawarden, Sioux Center, and Maurice Fire Departments.

No injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Chief Steckelberg reports that the building and all its contents including bales, a combine, a disk, and other equipment were all destroyed in the fire.

He says crews were on scene until about 6:30 AM.

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