Lights and Sirens

Utility Vehicle, Pickup Destroyed In Fire

Lester, Iowa– A a side by side utility vehicle and a pickup were destroyed in a fire on Thursday, June 14, 2018, near Lester.

According to Lester Fire Chief Morris Metzger, about 4:15 p.m., the Lester Fire Department was called to the report of a side by side utility vehicle on fire close to a couple buildings and gas tanks at 1334 Dove Avenue, about a mile north of Lester.

The chief says the fire department saw the side by side and the pickup on fire as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire.

Metzger says no injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined, and that the utility vehicle and pickup were both totaled in the fire.

He says they used about 1,000 gallons of water to fight the fire, and the seven firefighters who responded were on scene for about an hour.