Fire Damages Hog Confinement Building

Hospers, Iowa — A hog confinement was damaged in a fire on Monday, June 8, 2015 near Hospers.
According to Hospers Fire Assistant Chief Jason Overmohl, about 1:45 PM, the Hospers Fire Department was called to the report of hog confinement fire at a confinement owned by Lyle Mars at 4150 Kennedy Avenue, a mile and half south of B40.

The assistant chief says the fire department saw moderate smoke as they approached the scene. The first crew on scene had the fire under control in ten minutes, according to the assistant chief.

He says they requested mutual aid from the Alton Fire Department due to size of structure and the fact that the address was near the edge of their territory.

He says the building was empty at the time of the fire. He says people had been welding in the area earlier that morning, but the cause of the blaze is officially undetermined. Overmohl says that there were no injuries reported.

Assistant Chief Overmohl reports that the building sustained minor damage.

He says they used 800 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about an hour and a half, mostly scooping insulation and checking for fire extension in the ceiling, as well as doing cleanup.



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