IA Fertilizer Plant Fire Forces School Evac

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 08:05 AM gHale

A fire at a fertilizer plant in Ossian, Iowa, prompted an evacuation of a nearby school, officials said.

Now an investigation started to determine the cause of the fire that prompted the evacuation of a local school.

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Shortly after noon April 20, the Winneshiek County Sheriff received a 911 call from Farmers Union Coop in Ossian reporting a fire at the old fertilizer plant, located across from the DeSales School and Childcare Center.

The old plant still contained fertilizer.

Due to the potential volatility of the fire scene, the students ended up evacuated to the South Winneshiek Elementary School.

The fire was quickly controlled and contained, and there were no other area evacuations. The students were able to return to their school in less than an hour.

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