GARNER, Iowa - A portion of Highway 18 in Hancock County was closed as authorities battled a building fire.
The Iowa DOT said a detour was in place and thick smoke was seen coming from a building near the road. The road re-opened just before 2:30 p.m.
Authorities received a call at 12:10 p.m. for a structure fire at North Iowa Grain, and first responders arrived and saw flames shooting from the building.
Nobody was inside.
Fire departments from Garner, Forest City, Britt and Ventura responded.