Iowa News

Thursday, May 23, 2024

1 injured in Davenport truck fire, crash

One person received minor injuries after a truck they were in caught on fire and crashed into a transformer. The Davenport Fire Department was called to a reported vehicle fire in the 200 block of W. 50th Street on Thursday, May 23 at about 1:22 a.m. They responded with one apparatus initially, but when they arrived, they requested an additional apparatus and a command vehicle, bringing the total response to seven crew members. When the first unit arrived, they found several items burning in the street and a pickup truck that was on fire several hundred yards down the road. The vehicle came to a stop when it struck and damaged an electrical transformer. Fre crews quickly extinguished the blaze. The vehicle sustained heavy fire damage to the bed and cab areas. Other fire crews worked to extinguish the burning items found in the roadway.
KLJB-TV FOX 18 Davenport

Sheldon Home’s Kitchen Damaged In Fire

The fire chief says it could have been a lot worse, but a Sheldon home’s kitchen was damaged in a fire on Monday, May 20, 2024. According to Sheldon Fire Chief Brad Hindt, at about 5:40 p.m., the Sheldon Fire Company received the report of a house fire at 1539 East 9th Street in Sheldon. The chief says it was a small kitchen fire, which was due to unattended cooking. He says the fire burned the range hood and some cupboards. He says they used only water fire extinguishers to fight the fire. Hindt says no injuries were reported. Chief Hindt tells us the damage was mainly contained to the stove and cupboards with soot and smoke damage throughout the home. He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 45 minutes.
KIWA-FM 105.3 Sheldon

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Authorities still conducting search and rescue after tornado slams Iowa; at least 1 dead in Adams County

VIDEO: Authorities in Iowa were continuing search and rescue efforts Wednesday, a day after a deadly tornado slammed the state, killing at least one. The Adams County Sheriff’s office said a woman died Tuesday when her vehicle was blown off the road during the storms about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of Corning, Iowa, or about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Greenfield, where the tornado left a wide swath of obliterated homes and crumpled cars. The woman’s name and age were not immediately released. She was the only occupant in the vehicle. Officials did not immediately give details Wednesday morning of other deaths or injuries, saying they were still conducting search and rescue operations.
KTIV-TV NBC 4 Sioux City

Scott County emergency agency wins state award

Iowa’s Emergency Management Association has awarded the Scott County Emergency Management Commission the Emergency Management Program of the Year for 2023. “Over the last several years, our commissioners’ dedication, collaboration, and direction have increased public communication options, readiness tools for the general public, engagement with private and public partnerships, and enhanced the overall readiness for Scott County,” Brian Payne, the Scott County EMA director, said in a Monday press release. “This award is a great honor, and we are thrilled that Iowa’s Emergency Management Association recognized our commission’s dedication, collaboration, and direction,” he said. The Emergency Management Commissions in Iowa are comprised of every city Mayor (or an appointed Council Member), one Board of Supervisor, and the Sheriff.
KLJB-TV FOX 18 Davenport

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