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Iowa town gets back to normal after fire

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Life was returning to normal in Northwood on Friday, the day after the entire northern Iowa town of nearly 2,000 residents was evacuated when a fire broke out at a building used to store chemicals, sending a plume of smoke over homes and businesses.

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The evacuation lasted about eight hours, ending about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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