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Northwood returns to normal after fire, evacuation


NORTHWOOD, Iowa (KXLT) -- Residents of a small northern Iowa city are returning to normal life following a fire at a local airport that sent a plume of smoke over the area.

The evacuation of Northwood lasted several hours. 


Many of the city's 2,000 residents either took cover in nearby towns or were bused to an evacuation center about six miles away.

The fertilizer fire inside a building owned by Northwood Ag Products caused concern over chemicals in the air. 

Tests later cleared the way for residents to return around 3:30, before heavy snow hit the area.


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