Two People Injured in Marion County Truck Dealership Fire

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MARION COUNTY, Iowa – Fire crews were called out Tuesday night to battle flames at a Marion County business.

The Knoxville Fire Chief says his department was called in around 8:10 p.m. to assist with the fire at Lambirth’s Trucks and Parts south of Attica on County Highway G76.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple explosions and saw flames coming from the building. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped inside but that person was able to get out before deputies arrived. Two people were injured in the incident. One was taken to the Knoxville Hospital and then transferred to the University of Iowa burn unit. They are in stable condition.

The other person was treated at the Pella Hospital and released.

Fire crews from Knoxville, Bussey, Melcher-Dallas, and Pella all assisted in putting out the fire. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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