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UPDATE: Owner talks about barn fire near Salix, Iowa

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UPDATED, April 17, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.

NEAR SALIX, Iowa (KTIV) - Authorities say a controlled grass fire got out of control near Salix, Iowa causing a barn to burn to the ground .
 
It happened around 1:30 this afternoon at 1482 220th Street

Three fire departments were called to help put out the flames.
   
When Salix fire crews arrived, the barn had already collapsed and the fire had spread to the field.

"Normally with these old wooden barns, they have been around so long and they are pretty dry wood. Once they start, it is pretty hard to get here and get them out before they go to the ground," said Justin Iverson, Salix Fire Chief.

Fire crews couldn't determine the cause, but the owner of the building believes a spark from the grass fire, caused the barn to burn.

"We had it completely controlled, even around the corncrib and it was all brunt pretty much.  And all of a sudden we see flames coming out of the roof," said Mark Koch, Homeowner.

Ten to fifteen acres burned in total, along with the barn itself.


NEAR SALIX, Iowa (KTIV) - A controlled burn got out of control near Salix, Iowa.

Firefighters were called to 1482 220th Street around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Three fire departments, Salix, Sergeant Bluff and Bronson were called to help put out the flames.
   
The owner of the building believes a spark from the grass fire, caused the barn to burn.
   
The barn is still burning more than four hours later.

 However, fire crews are going to let it burn out, because of the extent of damage done.
   
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