FIRE DESTROYS OAKLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT MACHINE SHED
(OAKLAND) A fire that destroyed an Oakland Fire Department building is being investigated as arson.
The Council Bluffs Nonpareil says an unauthorized fire was started at the Oakland yard waste disposal area on Sunday. Firefighters extinguished the flames and monitored the area throughout the day Monday but high winds caused the embers to make it approximately 50 yards to the fire department’s machine shed at 40565 Honeysuckle Road. The building burned to the ground. A fire was intentionally set at the yard waste pile another time within the last two months.
The Iowa State Fire Marshalls Office and Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fire. Anyone with information on the suspicious fires is encouraged to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 712-308-3977.