Fire damages Cleghorn farm equipment plant

Published On: Oct 19 2011 08:39:38 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2011 08:40:42 AM CDT

CLEGHORN, Iowa (AP) -- A fire has caused significant damage to a farm equipment plant in the northwest Iowa town of Cleghorn.

According to KTIV-TV, the fire broke out early Tuesday morning at Wetherell Manufacturing, which makes hydraulic cylinders and sprayers for farm equipment.

No injuries have been reported but the fire did considerable damage to a warehouse and knocked out power to the plant.

The company plans to be back in operation Wednesday.

Officials say the fire apparently was started by a welder's torch Monday night. They say a spark smoldered in some insulation before catching fire around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.