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Fire totals Sioux Rapids building

Monday, November 25, 2002

A Sioux Rapids building used to store cleaning supplies is considered a total loss after a fire broke out there this week.

The cause of the fire at DCS Sanitation, 712 Hwy. 71, is still under investigation, though arson does not appear to be the cause, according to the State Fire Marshal.

The Buena Vista County Communications Center received a 911 call of a structural fire at DCS Sanitation on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 4:25 p.m.

Upon arrival, smoke was coming from the windows and doors, and by 6 p.m. the entire building was engulfed in flames.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The building is considered a total loss.

An investigation continues into the cause of the fire by the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office, Sioux Rapids Fire Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshall.

Fire departments responding to the scene included Sioux Rapids, Rembrandt, Marathon, Albert City, Peterson, Royal, Webb.

Also assisting were the Iowa State Patrol and the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 5 hours on Wednesday.

The City of Sioux Rapids is working with DCS Sanitation to find a temporary building for that business to use.

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