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2 injured in fire that destroyed Fort Dodge business

The smoldering remains of Mid Iowa Towing in Fort Dodge after a fire ravaged the business on...
The smoldering remains of Mid Iowa Towing in Fort Dodge after a fire ravaged the business on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 (KCCI)(KCRG)
Published: Feb. 15, 2020 at 5:15 PM CST
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Officials say two people suffered minor injuries in a fire that destroyed a Fort Dodge towing and auto business.

Television station KCCI reports that the fire broke out Friday afternoon in Mid Iowa Towing. Firefighters arrived to find a large fire in the company's shop area, with flames reaching the roof.

The building is not served by the city and did not have fire hydrants, requiring the firefighters to use 500-gallon water tanks. Officials say the lack of water and presence of a large amount of flammable liquids, coupled with high winds, caused the fire to grow and spread quickly.

Two of the business' employees were treated for burns on their hands.