A Carlisle house was burned as part of a training exercise on June 29. Firefighters from Carlisle, Hartford, Northern Warren, Moravia and Pleasant Hill took part. Submitted by Joe Solem, Northern Warren Fire Department.

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The Hall of Flame will be open at the Iowa State Fair. File photo by Richard C. Harman.

Aug. 2, 2014: Estherville Fire Department’s 4th Annual Waterfights during Sweet Corn Days, registration at noon and fights start at 1 p.m., leader line, women’s waterfights and men’s 1-1/2, prizes for the first three places in each competition. Location is east of the court house on North 7th Street.

The old Exira school was burned in a training exercise on June 1. Fire Training Consulants coordinated the burn, which involved more than 80 firefighters, more than 20 pieces of equipment and 100,000 gallons of water. Photos by Lowell Abarr.

Dell Rapids Fire Department deployed five ground monitors to cool the area and prevent extension to the structures in the immediate area of a gas leak. A Ford Explorer pickup also burned in the incident. Fire departments from Dell Rapids, Baltic and Colton responded, along with Minnehaha Search and Rescue.

On Tuesday June 10, 2014 fire crews from Dell Rapids were called to a car fire in near the Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Catholic School. Upon arrival the fire department found a Ford Explorer engulfed in fire. The department was also met by an underground utility crew that indicated a gas line had been ruptured by the crew. 

The Hall of Flame will be open at the Iowa State Fair. File photo by Richard C. Harman.
Dell Rapids Fire Department deployed five ground monitors to cool the area and prevent extension to the structures in the immediate area of a gas leak. A Ford Explorer pickup also burned in the incident. Fire departments from Dell Rapids, Baltic and Colton responded, along with Minnehaha Search and Rescue.

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