May 23, 2023 - 7:57 pm - Posted in News

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Larchwood, Iowa — An ATV was destroyed in a fire on Monday, May 22, 2023, near Larchwood.

According to Larchwood Fire Chief Tony DeSmet, at about 3:40 p.m., the Larchwood Fire Department was called to the report of a 4-wheeler on fire at 1131 Chestnut Avenue, about two miles north of Larchwood.

The chief says the fire department saw a late-model ATV fully engulfed in flame on a farm yard as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire.

DeSmet says no injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined, but he says it was probably electrical in nature.

Chief DeSmet reports that the ATV was totaled in the blaze.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 10 minutes.

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