SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory - Blizzard Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

School evacuated after northeast Iowa fire

Concerns about flames at an old fertilizer plant.

Posted: Apr. 20, 2018 2:45 PM

OSSIAN, Iowa – A fire at an old fertilizer plant Friday forced the temporary evacuation of a northeast Iowa school.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says it got a 911 call around 12:15 pm from Farmers Union Coop in Ossian after a fire in the old plant across from the DeSales School and Childcare Center. Because there was still some fertilizer inside the plant, students were evacuated to South Winn Elementary School.

Firefighters quickly brought the flames under control and DeSales students were able to return to class in less than an hour.

Fire crews from Ossian, Calmar, Castalia, and Decorah responded to this emergency, as well as Winneshiek County Emergency Management and Calmar Police.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 26°
Albert Lea
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 24°
Austin
Overcast
36° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 31°
Charles City
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 24°
Rochester
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 26°
Tracking ice accumulations to start your weekend and heavy snow and wind to end it.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

West Hancock girls take flight for state

Image

Prep basketball highlights from Southern Minnesota

Image

North Iowa basketball highlights

Image

What's worse? Skeetas or Snow?

Image

Highlights: North Iowa Bulls at Rochester Grizzlies

Image

Section 1AA swimming finals

Image

Finally enough snow to snowmobile

Image

Minnesota individual section wrestling quarterfinals

Image

Finding new housing options

Image

Windows shot out in Austin

Community Events