Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Surrounding agencies respond to Denison fire on Sunday
On Sunday, Spetmber 6th at approximately 5:20 p.m., Denison, Vail, Manilla, and Dow City-Arion Fire Departments were dispatched to a smell of wood burning with smoke coming from the ceiling at Quality Foods in Denison. Coming to aid was a truck company from Denison, engine companies from Denison, Vail, Manilla, Dow City-Arion, Charter Oak, Westside, Kiron, and Ricketts, and tankers from Denison. Upon arrival an employee was witnessed on the roof deploying multiple fire extinguishers to the burning deck. The employee was directed to a safer location and descended from a ladder thrown by the first due engine. The fire was located in the south maintenance offices and adjoining deck on the facility's third story. No injuries were reported and the last unit cleared the scene shortly after 9:00 p.m. The area was placed under a firewatch with reports provided every 30 minutes on through yesterday morning. The fire has been ruled accidental.
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