Alta fire destroys apartment complex

Friday, May 17, 2019

A blaze at 206 Cherokee Street last Wednesday destroyed a house with three apartments, displacing the families from their no longer habitable home. Fire Chief Kirk Reetz of Alta Fire Department called the damage a total loss of the building, owned by Cory and Melinda Weiland, with estimates still in the works. Their department was notified of the fire around 10:15 that morning, getting the flames under control by 12:30 p.m, assisted by Storm Lake Fire Department. No injuries were reported. The origin of the fire is still under investigation, Reetz said. /Photo by Elijah Decious