Payloader Destroyed In Fire Near Inwood Tuesday Evening

Inwood, Iowa– A payloader was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, near Inwood.

According to Inwood Fire Chief Troy Van Beek, at about 5:20 p.m., the Inwood Fire Department was called to the report of a barn fire at 2301 240th Street, five miles east of Inwood.

The chief says when they got there, the fire department saw a payloader on fire near a compost building. He says the owner had been able to pull the burning payloader out of the building, averting damage to the structure. He says they extinguished the fire with water and made sure nothing was burning in the building.

Van Beek says no injuries were reported.

The Alvord and Doon firefighters were also paged to the scene, but Van Beek says they didn’t end up needing the assistance.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Chief Van Beek reports that the 2016 model payloader was destroyed in the blaze.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about an hour.