Odebolt Fire Department conducted a training house burn on April 28.

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A total of 40 firefighters from Gilmore City, Bradgate, Bode, Livermore, Renwick, Rolfe, Pocahontas and Clare conducted a training burn of a church in Gilmore City on May 1. The burn was coordinated by Fire Training Consultants. They used 30,000 gallons of water. Photo by Phil Monson of the Humboldt Independent.   

Bettendorf Fire was called for a detached garage on fire in the flooded area of 179th Street Place. Upon arrival, met with the homeowners who were on a boat. They stated the residence had no other occupants.

On Sunday, May 5, the Humeston Fire Department was paged to a structure fire at 1426 90th St in Cambria. Upon arrival a machine shed owned by Warren Relph was found to be fully involved.  The page went out at 4:08 p.m.

Adair Fire Department held extrication and vehicle fire training on Sunday, April 28. Submitted by Jared Smith.                

Odebolt Fire Department conducted a training house burn on April 28.

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