Hawarden's Central Cafe Destroyed by Fire

December 27, 2021 9:36am

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Photo Courtesy of Chris McVay

Nine fire departments battled a Fire that consumed a Hawarden business over the holiday weekend.  According to Hawarden Fire Chief Duane Schiefen, the call came in just before 2am. 


Crews arrived to a fully engulfed structure fire and called for mutual aid from eight other departments, including aerial units from Sioux Center and Orange City.  Café owner Chad McVay, in a social media post, thanked emergency personnel from Hawarden and the surrounding area for their efforts.  According to McVay, the cafe is a total loss.


The fire is under investigation.


Portions of this story are courtesy of media partner KTIV