Sioux Center, Iowa — A grove of trees and some logs were damaged in a fire on Sunday, April 26, 2015 near Sioux Center.
According to Sioux Center Fire Chief David Van Holland, about 4:15 PM, the Sioux Center Fire Department was called to the report of grove fire at the home of Harold Vande Kieft at 3280 440th Street, three miles south and almost two miles east of Sioux Center.
The chief says the fire department saw flames in the grove as they approached the scene. He says they were able to extinguish the fire with a few hand lines.
Van Holland says that no injuries to people, pets, or livestock were reported.
He says the cause of the fire appeared to be embers from burning garbage.
He says they used four to five hundred gallons water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about an hour.
The fire department was assisted by the Sioux Center Ambulance crew.