Iowa Town Evacuated Due to Toxic Chemical Fire

Authorities are evacuating residents of a small northern Iowa city where firefighters are battling a chemical fire, reports CBS News.

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says an evacuation order is in place for Northwood due to a fire Thursday morning at a fertilizer plant at Northwood Municipal Airport.

The National Weather Service issued a civil emergency message about the sulfuric acid fumes.  “This is a dangerous situation,” the agency said.

CBS Affiliate KIMT reports the fire is at Northwood Ag Products. KIMT also reports that four patients have walk in to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa because of the Northwood emergency.

Northwood has about 2,000 residents.

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