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Fire at Iowa Fertilizer Plant
Thu Feb 20, 2014 02:58 PM CST

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities ordered the evacuation of an entire northern Iowa city Thursday as firefighters battled a fire at a fertilizer plant.

Iowa State Patrol spokesman Scott Bright said the fertilizer used for crop dusting contains sulfuric acid, and that the evacuation is necessary to prevent residents from breathing in that chemical.

"We're in the process of evacuating the town. We're trying to get everybody out of the town and moving them to the Kensett Community Center about six miles south of Northwood," he said. "The number one concern is to get everybody out of the town until ...

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