Sioux Center, Iowa — The Sioux Center Fire Department has been kept busy lately. Sioux Center Fire Chief Dave Van Holland says they’ve had a number of calls in the last few days.
Thursday morning, October 6th, they responded to the call of an injury accident, for which details are not yet available from law enforcement.
A combine was destroyed in a fire early on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 near Sioux Center.
According to Van Holland, about 2:04 AM, the Sioux Center Fire Department was called to the report of a combine fire near the home of Wayne Klein at 4090 Garfield Avenue, three miles west and three quarters of a mile south, just north of Center Fresh Farms.
The chief says the fire department saw that the combine was fully engulfed in flame as they approached the scene. He says they used water to fight the fire.
Van Holland says no injuries were reported.
He says the cause of the fire at this time is undetermined.
He says they used about 1,000 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about an hour.
Later that morning, they were called to a fire alarm at the Dordt Alumni House in the 8 a.m. hour.
Van Holland says the department was called for a fire alarm at the Dordt 8 plexes on Sunday morning, October 2nd, but they were told to disregard before they were on scene.
And he says on Saturday, October 1st, they were called to a house fire at 119 Second Avenue Southeast. He says damage from that fire will probably end up being in the $40,000 to $80,000 range. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation, he says. Firefighters from the Sioux Center and Hull Fire Departments fought the blaze, and the Orange City Fire Department Rapid Intervention Team and the Sioux Center Ambulance crew provided assistance, according to Van Holland.