Sioux Center, Iowa — A hog confinement near Sioux Center was damaged in a fire on Friday, December 8, 2017.
According to Sioux Center Fire Chief David Van Holland, about 7:50 a.m., the Sioux Center Fire Department was called to the report of a hog confinement fire near 420th Street and Fig Avenue, about a mile south of Sioux Center’s south edge and then five miles west.
The chief says the fire department saw a fair amount of smoke coming from the building as they approached the scene. He says they found that plastic sheeting in the building was on fire, and it was also behind the walls and in the ceiling, so they had to tear the ceiling down and extinguish the fire with water.
Van Holland says no injuries were reported. He says there were hogs in the building at the time of the fire but none of them were injured.
The fire department was assisted by fire departments from Ireton and Maurice.
He says the cause of the fire is undetermined but it is not suspicious.
Chief Van Holland reports that there was extensive damage, but said it was fixable.
He says they used one to two thousand gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for a couple of hours.