This latest incident was in an alley just south of Good Shepherd Nursing Home in an alley. A red dumpster was ablaze from an unknown cause at 322 1st Street NE. The MCFD reported that it was “fully engulfed.”
In the video below, a passer by saw the fire fighter arrive and shot the video and sent it in to NIT.
NIT has learned that a second dumpster fire was also extinguished at 25 9th Street NW at 3:05 AM. According to the MCFD report, “Department dispatched for report of a dumpster fire at the above listed address. Unit 2315 responded code 3 without incident. Upon our arrival we found a dumpster fully engulfed. Dept extinguished and returned to service.” Fire fighters were on the scene until 3:20 AM.
A dangerous trend may be in the works, as two dumpsters were possibly set on fire intentionally Tuesday morning.
More information as it becomes available.
Anyone with information on these incident should call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.