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Published April 14, 2010, 09:08 AM

Controlled burn gets out of control in Iowa

ANAMOSA, Iowa — No injuries are reported in a controlled burn that got out of control near Anamosa in eastern Iowa.

ANAMOSA, Iowa — No injuries are reported in a controlled burn that got out of control near Anamosa in eastern Iowa.

The fire spread on Tuesday while Eugene Kula was burning garbage bags on his farm. He says he went back to his house for lunch and thought the fire was out. But the winds picked up and blew the fire into a nearby pile of debris and an old barn.

Firefighters from Anamosa, Olin and Martelle had to rotate seven tankers in and out of Anamosa to get water to put the fire out — and they saved the barn.

Anamosa Fire Chief Jim Swisher says controlled burns can get out of control and people need to be mindful because the winds can quickly change.

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