NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa couple have filed a lawsuit over the fire threat they say is posed by thousands of corn stover bales stored across a road from their home.

The Des Moines Register said Burdell and Barbara Clark have filed suit in Story County District Court in Nevada, not far from their 42-acre retirement dream.

The stover is being stored for a cellulosic ethanol plant that’s being built. The Clarks are trying to force DuPont to move the stover.

They say a March blaze threatened to spread to their property. They fear another blaze could do so.

DuPont said it’s checking into whether additional safeguards “are required at our stover storage locations to further ensure the safety of our employees, emergency responders and the community.”


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