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Le Mars, Iowa Fire and Rescue crews respond to an apartment fire Friday morning


LE MARS, Iowa (KTIV) - Crews remain at the scene of a fire that broke out Friday morning at an apartment building in Le Mars, Iowa.

The call came in just before 9:30 at a three-unit apartment home at 18, 4th Street South East. One person was home at the time of the fire, but nobody was injured.

Le Mars Fire Chief David Schipper says when they arrived on scene, there was heavy smoke coming out of the back of the home.

He says they knocked the fire down in what appeared to be the kitchen area of the first floor apartment and all three apartments had heavy smoke.

Schipper says despite the low temps, the firefighters were able to get the job done efficiently.

"The cold weather takes a toll on the guys, but fortunately today, all our equipment kept working just fine. Merrill came up and assisted us. We did have a little ice in the street obviously with the fire hydrant running and things like that, but everything kept running good. Nothing froze up," Fire Chief David Schipper said.

Schipper says they are still investigating the cause of the fire at this point.

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