Iowa Fertilizer Plant Fire Causes Evacuations - News - @ JEMS.com


Iowa Fertilizer Plant Fire Causes Evacuations

Evacuation order given for Northwood residents as fire breaks out

 

 
 
 

| Thursday, February 20, 2014


NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have evacuated residents of a small northern Iowa city as firefighters battle a fertilizer fire at the local airport.

The Worth County Sheriff's Office says an evacuation order was issued in Northwood after a fire broke out Thursday morning in a building that contained fertilizer at Northwood Municipal Airport.

The Iowa State Patrol says a plume of smoke hangs over the city, and the evacuation is necessary because the fertilizer contains sulfuric acid.

Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in nearby Mason City says four people have sought treatment. Their conditions have not been released. Sulfuric acid can cause vomiting and respiratory problems.

Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright says residents are not allowed back into the city of about 2,000 people.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Mobile Category: 
News


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, evacuation

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Philadelphia Fire Department Apologizes for Medic’s Jab at Police

Union head calls photos a slap in the face of officers.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire and EMS Crews Blame New Technology for Patient’s Death

Delayed response blamed on recurring dispatch problems.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Suspect Steals, Crashes Maryland Ambulance

One killed, others injured in Prince George’s County crash.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee Trench Rescue

Worker pulled from Roane County worksite.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Time’s Ebola Firefighters

Doctors, nurses and others saluted for fighting virus.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Car Strikes Manhattan Pedestrians

Seven people hurt when car jumps curb.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >