Rock Rapids Fire Department Extinguishes Out-Of-Control Intentional Fire

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Rock Rapids Fire Department was called out to a fire on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Rock Rapids.

According to Rock Rapids Fire Chief Ed Reck, at about 2:25 p.m., the Rock Rapids Fire Department was called to the report of a controlled burn that went out of control behind Simply Said, on property owned by East River Development, LLC on Rock Rapids’ east side.

The chief says the fire department saw a brush pile fire out of control as they approached the scene.

Reck says no injuries were reported.

Chief Reck reports that there was no damage to anything of value.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 20 minutes.

A check of Rock Rapids City Code shows that open burning is not allowed within city limits.


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