Large Fire In Downtown Newell

Fire fighters from several area departments are on the scene of a large fire in Newell.

Departments from Storm Lake, Fonda, Rembrandt, Albert City, Alta, Sioux Rapids, Marathon, Nemaha, and Early were all called in to assist fighting the fire, which broke out at a building on the east side of South Fulton Street in downtown Newell.

The fire reportedly started in a building just north of the post office and firefighters are working to keep the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.

 

The Newell City Clerk is asking Newell residents to conserve water the next several days due to the demands on the city’s water supply from fighting the fire.