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Hog Confinement Destroyed By Fire

sioux center fire logo doorSioux Center, Iowa– A 1200-head hog confinement building was destroyed in a fire on Monday, October 24, 2016 near Sioux Center.

According to Sioux Center Fire Chief David Van Holland, at 8:07 AM, the Sioux Center Fire Department was called to the report of a hog confinement fire at 4002 Goldfinch Avenue, about two miles west of Sioux Center on B40. He says the property is owned by Wendell Van Beek.

The chief says the fire department saw smoke all the way from town and saw the hog confinement fully engulfed in flame as they approached the scene.

Van Holland says no injuries were reported, and there were no pigs in the confinement at the time.

The fire department was assisted by firefighters from Ireton and Maurice. They asked for a pumper and tanker of water from Maurice and a tanker of water from Ireton.

He says the cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Chief Van Holland reports that the building was totaled.

He says they used about 20,000 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about two hours.

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