One hundred fifty Ellsworth Community College students were displaced Wednesday by a small fire in the Thompson Hall dormitory.
The Iowa Falls Police Department received a call about heavy smoke just after 3 p.m. The Iowa Falls Fire Department, EMS and police responded. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they reported heavy smoke while attempting to enter the main door on the south side to the men’s dormitory. They also found smoke billowing out of a basement vent on the south side of the building. Water was applied to the vent while firefighters cleared out the smoke.