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PHOTOS: Historic Sioux City fire houses and equipment
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PHOTOS: Historic Sioux City fire houses and equipment

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Photos of Sioux City fire stations and fire equipment from the archives.

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The homeowner said he was inside the home when his wife alerted him to something strange going on outside. A number of items, including equipment and a 1977 Corvette that the owner had been trying to repair for some years, were either seriously damaged or destroyed. 

Deputies say the man pulled a handgun on officers who spotted him walking along the interstate. Several minutes later he shot at a patrol vehicle, missing two people inside, authorities said. He then fired another shot and lit several grass fires.

Crews battled to keep flames from reaching nearby homes and had to truck in water because the community supply was too limited, officials said. The intense heat melted siding on some of those houses.