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Fire erupts at IA oil company

Fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Stern Oil Company in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | October 26, 2006

Fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Stern Oil Company in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Seven fire departments were called to battle the blaze in a 11,250-square-foot steel warehouse used to store motor oil.

The warehouse sits on three acres with no other buildings nearby.

There were no reports of injuries, though one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. Flames were 30 feet high at one point. The cause of the fire was unknown Thursday afternoon.

The company, which also has three warehouses in South Dakota, houses oil for distribution.


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