Orange City, Iowa — A hog confinement near Orange City sustained thousands of dollars in damage in a fire early on Wednesday.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday(1/2/13) at 5:50 AM, their communications center received a report of a structure fire at 4142 Jay Avenue, two and a half miles northeast of Orange City.
The Orange City Fire Department, Orange City Ambulance, and Alton Fire Department responded to the scene of a hog confinement on fire.
Damage to the building is estimated at $50,000; no animals were in the confinement at the time of the fire. The building was currently undergoing construction improvements.
The cause of the fire has been determined as accidental in a joint investigation by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange City Fire Department, and the Iowa State Fire Marshal.