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Young Construction fire blamed on battery charger

Firefighters dealt with flames and -25 temperatures.

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 3:38 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2019 4:08 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A battery charger is being blamed for a fire at Young Construction.

The Mason City Fire Department says a charger being used on the battery in a truck in the storage area of the business on North Federal Avenue accidentally started the blaze on Tuesday.

Firefighters arrived at the scene around 3:47 am and spent three hours battling flames in temperatures as low as -25 degrees. The Fire Department says the truck was a total loss but the Young Construction building sustained only minimal fire damage, with additional smoke and water damage.

A total of 23 firefighters and medics work on this fire.

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