DAVID PHILLIPS/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Firefighters work on controlling a fire at a Warren Grain shed in Spring Valley Saturday, Dec. 24. The fire, which started in a truck stored inside the shed, damaged the building, but didn’t spread. The flames scorched the outside of the building above the far bay, but most of the contents was evacuated without damage. The Grand Meadow Fire Department assisted the Spring Valley department in controlling the incident.
DAVID PHILLIPS/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Firefighters work on controlling a fire at a Warren Grain shed in Spring Valley Saturday, Dec. 24. The fire, which started in a truck stored inside the shed, damaged the building, but didn’t spread. The flames scorched the outside of the building above the far bay, but most of the contents was evacuated without damage. The Grand Meadow Fire Department assisted the Spring Valley department in controlling the incident.
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Spring Valley firefighters quickly put out a fire at a building owned by Warren Grain in Spring Valley on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 24.

The fire started on a truck inside the shed, said Fire Chief Troy Lange. It appears the cause was electrical, something in the cab area, he said.

“Tim and Rick (Warren) were there working in the building next to it when smoke came in and they knew something was wrong so they called us,” said Lange.

There was a fair amount of damage to the building, he added, but firefighters were able to control the fire during the approximately three hours they were on the scene. The Warrens were also able to move other trucks out of the building so they weren’t damaged.

The Grand Meadow Fire Department responded to assist the Spring Valley department. Stewartville’s department also sent a truck down with an aerial unit in case the fire spread to nearby buildings.

The fire broke out in the early afternoon of Christmas Eve when temperatures were mild and there was little wind. “It was a good day for fighting a fire,” said Lange.