Friday Fire And Monday Explosion Unrelated

Boyden, Iowa — Authorities are now saying the fire on Friday and the explosion on Monday at the same location near Boyden — were unrelated. Both happened at 3768 360th Street, seven miles southwest of Boyden.
Boyden FD Fire Department
Boyden Fire Chief Galen Blankers says that the fire that was reported on Friday, January 16, in the 7 PM hour, started in the center of the section that was destroyed, and was caused by an undetermined ignition source. This fire has been ruled accidental and remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, the explosion and fire that was reported on Monday, January 19, in the 2 PM hour, was determined to be a methane explosion with an undetermined ignition source. That explosion and fire were also found to be accidental and the incident remains under investigation.