Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–Storm Lake Fire fighters battled a blaze at Joyce’s Greenery on Saturday.
At approximately 6:19 p.m. fire fighters observed a large fire on the north side of the business at 724 East 5th Street. The blaze was brought under control within 30 minutes.
The fire department reports an estimated $175,000 in damage to the business. Investigators have determined that the fire originated in a wall fan motor which was located in the northeast greenhouse. The blaze has been ruled accidental.
The fire department was on scene for approximately 2 hours and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department, the Buena Vista County Sheriffs Department, Buena Vista County EMS, and Mid American Energy. The Iowa State Fire Marshalls Office assisted with the investigation,
No injuries were reported.