Hornick residents urged to evacuate after fire


May 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

HORNICK, Iowa (AP) — Residents in the western Iowa town of Hornick are being urged to evacuate because a fertilizer fire. The fire at the Western Iowa Cooperative broke out Tuesday afternoon. The Woodbury County sheriff’s office is concerned about air quality and residents’ safety and is urging the evacuation as a precaution. No injuries have been reported. Hornick, which has about 220 residents, is about 30 miles southeast of Sioux City.