F Street fire quickly extinguished

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com

A raging fire was quickly stopped by the Charles City Fire Department in single-digit temperatures Saturday afternoon at the office of Daly Livestock.

The fire started around 4:19 p.m. and quickly turned from smoky windows to flames.

David Bock reported the smoke as it started.

“That’s when the smoke was coming out of the office end of the trailer,” Bock said. “I called the guy that runs it.”

Another witness called the fire department.

“It just escalated. The smoke got worse and pretty soon flames,” Bock said.

Onlookers quickly gathered before the fire engines arrived.

Charles City firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly moved to fight the fire.

Firefighters pressed the front door of the smoke-filled office with water, while other firefighters used axes and other tools to open up the windows.

The fire and smoke were under control by 5 p.m.

“Nothing was in there,” Bock said. “(I) don’t know what might’ve caused it.”

No injuries have been reported.