November 3, 2103 (8:54 PM): Centralia and Peosta firehouses responded to a fire next to Old Highway Road at 8:54 PM on Sunday night. Upon arrival, it was observed that the fire was contained within a roadside ditch.
It took little effort for Pumper 402 to extinguish the ditch fire.
October 31, 2013 (4:55 AM): CPFD responded to a fire alarm at a Peosta business. Upon arrival, the business was evacuated and we observed that smoke had filled the building. The smoke was reported to have been coming from the HVAC ducting prior to evacuation.
The source of the smoke was a result of plastic melting in the heat exchanger in the HVAC units.