Crews respond to structure fire at Cherokee County landfill

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CHEROKEE, Iowa (KCAU) — Multiple fire departments were called to a structure fire at the Cherokee County landfill Friday afternoon.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a structure fire was reported at 1805 Linden Street in Cherokee, where the Cherokee County Landfill is located.

Multiple fire departments were called around 4 p.m. When crews arrived to the scene, there was a fire in the storage shed of the landfill. Crews were able to control the fire.

Officials said a third of the building is badly damaged, but the rest of the landfill is still operational, meaning residents will still be able to drop off their garbage if needed.

Cherokee Medical was on the scene to check vitals of the firefighters battling the fire in the heat.

No injuries were reported during the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.

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