Lights and Sirens

Rock Rapids Fire Department Extinguishes Small Fire

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Rock Rapids Fire Department was called out to a fire on Monday, March 30, 2020, near Rock Rapids.

According to Rock Rapids Fire Chief Ed Reck, about 2:30 p.m., firefighters were called to the report of a burning trash pile out of control near 1555 Indian Avenue, three miles east of the east side of Rock Rapids and a half a mile south.

The chief says the fire department saw fire in a grove as they approached the scene. He says it didn’t take much to extinguish the fire.

Reck says no injuries were reported.

Chief Reck reports that there was minimal damage to trees and grass.

He says the 15 to 17 firefighters who responded were on scene for 15 to 20 minutes.

Reck says with the drier conditions and stronger winds lately, people should be very careful with fire, as the situation can go out of control very easily.

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