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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 20, 2014

Fire engulfs hog confinement

By XIOMARA LEVSEN | Aug 29, 2014
Photo by: LINDA WENGER Ainsworth Fire was called at about noon Thursday to reports of a barn fully engulfed in flames in the 2800 block of Yucca Avenue in Ainsworth. Several other fire departments were called to respond to the fire.

CRAWFORDSVILLE — A fire in a hog confinement building near Crawfordsville Thursday morning had eight fire departments respond from three different counties.

According to a press release from the Washington County Communications Center, the fire was reported at 11:40 a.m. at 2865 Yucca Avenue.

Firefighters from Ainsworth, Crawfordsville, Kalona, Riverside, Conesville, Washington, Winfield, and Columbus Junction Fire Department’s responded to the scene, the press release said.

The Ainsworth Fire Department received the page first, said Crawfordsville Fire Chief Roy Felts.

“It was originally paged out as the fire being north of [Highway] 92, which puts it in the Ainsworth Fire District, but the address is in the Crawfordsville Fire District,” he said. “When we got there, Ainsworth already had their hoses off of their trucks, so I figured why step in when they have everything set up.”

The building is owned by JDL Farms and was in the process of being renovated, Felts said. No hogs were in the building that was on fire.

The Ainsworth and Crawfordsville fire departments were on the scene until after 4 p.m., the press release said. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

 

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