Large Structure Fire In Newell

A large structure fire has been reported in Newell, Iowa. The fire has consumed what use to be the Newell Hardware and Plumbing Store. A witness, who is on scene, told me that the fire has stretched to all three buildings associated with the old hardware store. The other building of concern is the Post Office, which is attached to those three buildings. Fire crews have stopped the fire from reaching it, but it will suffer water damage. The fire was reported around 6:30am and right now crews from Newell, Storm Lake, Alta, Rembrandt, Sioux Rapids, Marathon, Albert City, Fonda, Nemaha, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, and Pomeroy are on Scene. The fire crews had no word on how the fire started; fire crews are working diligently to extinguish the fire.