SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — (UPDATE) Emergency responders say they were able to prevent a grass fire from spreading to a residential area in Sioux City on Sunday. 

According to a fire chief with Sioux City Fire Rescue, the fire was reported as a small grass fire on the bypass off Highway 75. However, due to winds, the grass fire took less than five minutes to require additional responders.

To assist, the Hinton Fire Department and the 185th Air Refueling Wing Fire Department were called to the scene. Additionally, Sioux City Fire Rescue deployed four trucks to try and put the fire out.

The chief stated that they initially were concerned over a residential area that was downwind of the pastures and corn fields that had caught fire. He added that there were at least half a dozen structures that were at risk. The chief noted that the structures were not damaged, and each department was able to get the fire under control before it reached the residences.

The fire stretched from exit 97 to exit 99, and they are still working to control the fire in the corn fields.

The chief specified that they are unsure of how long it will take to control the fire.


Emergency responders received a report of a grass fire on Sunday that required Sioux City Fire Rescue to take action.

Smoke can be seen near Highway 75 as firefighters work to control the burn.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.