Fire At Northwest Iowa Auto Center
(Le Mars) -- Fire fighters were called at about 12:15 a.m. to a fire at the Northwest Iowa Auto Center located on North Business Highway 75 in Le Mars. Upon arrival, both the canopy and roof above the office area of the structure were engulfed in flames. Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper says fire officials were fortunate to contain and control the fire to the office area.
Schipper estimates the damage to be approximately $10,000 to $20,000. He says the cause of the fire appears to have been from an electrical problem.
Fire fighters from Le Mars and Merrill were on the scene for about an hour and a half. Assisting at the scene were the Le Mars Police Department, Le Mars Ambulance, MidAmerican Utility and Campbell Electric.
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