Fire Just North of Iochem Quickly Extinguished


A small fire about three miles east of Vici, and just north of the Iochem Iodine Plant, was quickly extinguished by Vici Fire Department Friday morning, November 3rd. A downed power line was likely the cause.

In January 2016, an electrical fire was extinguished at the same site. Jonna Hensley, spokeswoman for Northwestern Electric (NWEC), said there is an ongoing problem, “Salt water vapor from the nearby plant is corroding the power lines.” NWEC is researching possible solutions to the problem.

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