A hog confinement building in western Iowa that had been converted into a workshop burned Sunday, destroying a race car and two vintage Ford Mustangs. At about 7:30 Sunday morning firefighters from three western Iowa towns arrived at the scene, in northern Pottawattamie County.
Neola Fire Chief Bill Schierbrock said, “It was an old hog confinement turned into kind of workplace, kind of workshop deal…The building was pretty much fully involved when we got there and we kind of knocked things down so it couldn’t go any further.” The property is owned by Willy Corrin of Neola.
Fire crews from three area cities were on the scene for about an hour and a half. Neola’s fire fighters got “automatic mutual aide” from fire departments in Persia and Minden. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. No injuries were reported.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic