Lights and Sirens

Nine Fire Departments Help Extinguish Hay Shed Blaze Near Big Sioux River

Iowa, north of Hudson, SD — Nine fire departments helped to fight a fire recently near Hudson, South Dakota, in which a hay shed and all the hay inside was destroyed.

According to Hudson Fire Assistant Chief Mike Schulp, the Hudson Fire Department was called to the report of a hay shed on fire at 1644 330th Street, which is in Sioux County, Iowa, at the end of 330th Street near the Big Sioux River.

The assistant chief says the fire department saw the structure fully involved in flame with lots of smoke as they approached the scene. He says they used a defensive, exterior attack to fight the fire.

Assistant Chief Schulp says no injuries were reported.

The fire department was assisted by the Rock Valley, Sioux Center, Inwood, Hawarden, Hull, Ireton, and Rock Valley Iowa fire departments and the fire departments of Fairview and Canton, South Dakota. Schulp says the other departments mostly shuttled water to the scene.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Assistant Chief Schulp reports that the shed, the hay, and any other contents of the building were a total loss.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for five hours.

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