Fire damages Polaris in Spirit Lake

Thu 4-11-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- A fire yesterday morning resulted in the evacuation of Polaris Industries in Spirit Lake.

Spirit Lake Fire Chief Pat Daly says firefighters were called to the scene around 10:15... PlayStop  

"When we got on the scene we had smoke showing, heavy smoke showing, and so we started making an advance into the building to find the source of the fire. We did call in Arnolds Park-Okoboji because we needed manpower, sbca's, because the building is so big. What happened was they were removing an old paint booth where the chimney went through the roof. They sparked it and started it on fire and then of course the fire got in to the styrofoam on top of the roof."

Initial reports from the scene indicated the fire was quickly extinguished by a suppression system and was said to be out when firefighters arrived, but Daly says it flared up again in a ceiling. 

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were on the scene until 1:30 pm. 

**Story courtesy of Community First's KUOO News**