An estimated $145,000 in damage was done in a fire to a Dakota Access pipeline staging area near Newell last Thursday night. The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office and the Newell Fire Department responded to the scene at approximately 9:20 p.m. to find that a skid loader and other pipeline equipment had been set on fire. An investigation into the incident continues, as investigators began immediately working the site to uncover clues. This is the second time a fire has destroyed Dakota Access pipeline equipment near Newell. In November of last year, more than $2.5 million in damage was done in an arson fire that was set only about four miles away from the site of Thursday night’s fire.
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