- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say no one was injured in an Evansdale metal recycling business in eastern Iowa where a fire broke out.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/2c0FwVR ) that the fire started sometime after 6 p.m. Tuesday, after the business had closed for the day. No one was in the building at the time of the fire.

Authorities say employees were alerted to the fire by thick smoke and returned to the building, using tractor equipment to break open a door. Fire Chief Ryan Phillips says the employees then used equipment to break apart and remove large bundles of plastic-coated wire that were on fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish them.

The building suffered heat and smoke damage. The cause of the fire has not been determined.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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