Windy Conditions Cause NW Iowa Fires


September 30th, 2011 by admin

Strong winds Thursday sparked a number of farm field fires in northwest Iowa.

More than ten fires were reported in Clay, Palo Alto, O’Brien and Buena Vista Counties with the dry, windy conditions. Media reports out of Spencer had wind gusts reported as high as 50 MPH.

Authorities in northwest Iowa are requesting that all farm activities be temporality suspended. No injuries were reported as a result of the fires.

The winds forecast for today are not expected to be as strong as Thursday.