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Fire at the old Electrolux building Thursday evening
Posted: May 17 2013 by ppowers

 

 

For about two hours early Thursday evening, Webster City firemen battled smoke originating from the former Electrolux washer and dryer factory at 400 Des Moines Street. The call was received shortly before 5:30 as dark smoke could be seen originating from the plant that was in the process of being demolished. Spectators were on the scene for a few hours watching the progress of the fire and how it was being extinguished. Webster City fire chief said the spark from the demolition work may have played a contributing factor into how the fire got it started. The rain of early yesterday evening helped out in trying to extinguish the blaze.There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire at the former Electrolux building. The Blairsubrg fire department offered mutual aid as they manned the Webster City fire station since many of the fire department members were busy at the scene.,

 

 

For about two hours early Thursday evening, Webster City firemen battled smoke originating from the former Electrolux washer and dryer factory at 400 Des Moines Street. The call was received shortly before 5:30 as dark smoke could be seen originating from the plant that was in the process of being demolished. Spectators were on the scene for a few hours watching the progress of the fire and how it was being extinguished. Webster City fire chief said the spark from the demolition work may have played a contributing factor into how the fire got it started. The rain of early yesterday evening helped out in trying to extinguish the blaze.There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire at the former Electrolux building. The Blairsubrg fire department offered mutual aid as they manned the Webster City fire station since many of the fire department members were busy at the scene.,

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