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Fire at Iowa Fertilizer Plant
Thu Feb 20, 2014 05:41 PM CST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An evacuation ordered Thursday for a small Iowa city after a fertilizer fire broke out at the local airport was called off several hours later when environmental officials determined the air was safe.

By the time residents of Northwood were allowed to head back into the city and to their homes, the fire was out and a black plume of smoke that had hung over the community had dissipated. Strong winds from a storm with blizzard-like conditions moved the smoke away.

The fire started shortly after 9 a.m. at a storage-like building at the Northwood ...

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