Investigators in Monona in northern Iowa near the Minnesota border are looking for the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed part of a local business. Firefighters were called out at about 9:30 last night to Art’s Way Scientific Building in Monona, on the report that one of the company’s three buildings was on fire.
A total of six area departments responded to the fire, but could not save the building. No one was reported injured, however fire crews also had to battle the freezing cold. A nearby gas station was used as a break area to warm up. Art’s Way Scientific makes modular research facilities, and employs 35 people.