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Industrial Fire Destroys Oskaloosa Building

Fire at International Ingredient Corporation in Oskaloosa (WHO-HD)

OSKALOOSA, Iowa  —  At least one building has burned to the ground during a large industrial fire in Oskaloosa.

On Sunday afternoon, fire crews from nine different departments responded to International Ingredient Corporation, according to the Oskaloosa News. Lack of water was one of the biggest challenges in putting out the flames. Crews had to haul it to the scene and then fill up temporary pools.

Construction equipment was also brought in. A pair of excavators pulled burning debris out of the pile so it could be extinguished.

No one was hurt, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.