Correction: Chemical Fire-Iowa story

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 12:40 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — In a story Feb. 20 about a fertilizer fire in the northern Iowa city of Northwood, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a state official, that the Environmental Protection Agency tested the air quality and determined it was safe. A hazardous materials team from Mason City tested the air, not the EPA, and consulted with other agencies before deeming the air safe.

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