Fire breaks out in Feinberg scrap auto pile


FORT MADISON – Fort Madison firefighters were on the scene of a fire at Feinberg’s Metals Recycling this morning.

Fort Madison firefighters blast water onto a burning pile of scrapped automobiles Tuesday morning at Feinberg’s Metals Recycling. No one was injured in the fire and firefighters were on the scene for about two hours. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

According to fire officials, a fire broke out under some scrapped automobiles and set a fire in an area about 100 feet by 100 feet.

LeeComm dispatched fire officials to the scene at around 8 a.m. and then issued an all-call for additional manpower.

Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours dousing the blaze, citing oil and fuel that kept igniting under the piles of automobiles. Several tractors were brought in to lift the cars up so firefighters could get water on them and underneath the vehicles.

Fire Chief Joey Herren called in additional help and brought the department’s aerial truck in for back up.

No one was reported injured in the fire.

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