Man burned in fire at northwest Iowa hog operation


Iowa news from the Associated Press

via WGEM News (IL) - October 2, 2019


LE MARS, Iowa (AP) A man has been burned while working at a hog confinement in northwest Iowa.


Firefighters were sent a little after 5 p.m. Monday to the hog operation, which sits about 5 miles (8 kilometers) northwest of Le Mars. Officials say two people had been inside a building, using a power washer to clean it. One left the building to refuel the power washer engine, and he spilled gas on himself and the machine. Fire officials say the vapors ignited, burning the man.


Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper says the man...