Several fire departments were called to a fire in Sioux Rapids Wednesday afternoon.
The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office says the fire was reported at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and Lounge about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The Sioux Rapids Fire Department called in fire departments from Rembrandt, Marathon and Webb to assist in fighting the fire, along with the Storm Lake Fire Department ladder truck. The fire destroyed the restaurant’s kitchen, with significant smoke damage to the rest of the building.
Fire fighters were on the scene until 8:00 Wednesday evening. The Sioux Rapids fire department was on scene until midnight, as the fire rekindled about 10:00 p.m.
Also assisting at the scene were the Sioux Rapids and BVRMC ambulance crews.
It’s believed the fire began in the kitchen, although no cause has yet been determined. No one was injured.