Welding embers cause dumpster fire ...

The contents of a dumpster located in the first block of First Street SW in Waukon caught fire late Tuesday morning, May 12. The dumpster was being used as part of a building exterior remodeling project on the A-OK Well Service building at 102 West Main Street in Waukon. Fire officials say the dumpster contained discarded wood and other items from the project and embers from the project contractor crew welding anchors to the top of the building found their way into the dumpster and ignited the blaze. The contractor had used a piece of lift equipment to move the dumpster further away from the building prior to the arrival of the Waukon volunteer fire crew, which was on scene less than half an hour to extinguish the blaze and make sure it would not reignite. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

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