Fire at Reicks View Farms Sow Unit Facility



May 29 2021

Contact: Ashley Moore, Communications Coordinator

Address: 1020 Pembroke Ave.

Lawler, IA 52154

Phone: 641-364-7843

Email: [email protected]

For Immediate Release


On late Friday, May 28, 2021, multiple local fire departments responded to a report of fire at 1020 Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, IA. The fire had been reported at a sow unit facility at the location. Multiple fire departments arrived within minutes of the reported fire. Crews have been working throughout the night and continued into the early morning of Saturday, May 29, 2021.


No employees or firefighters were injured in the fire. There was heavy damage throughout the building. Damage estimates are not available at this time. The fire remains under investigation until further notice. 


“Thank you to all of the local fire departments that have been working hard to tame the fire and ensure our employee’s safety. We are thankful to have an amazing community and team that will continue to support one another through this difficult time.” 


About Reicks View Farms: Reicks View Farms was founded by Dale and Laura Reicks in 1979 near the small town of Jerico, Iowa. As 5th generation pork producers, they began with 240 acres of corn along with 200 sows. Today, Reicks View Farm prides itself on being a family farm. Dale and Laura, Brady and Kaylie, along with over 300 employees and 130 production partners continue to farm corn as well as produce top quality pork. For more information about Reicks View Farms, visit its website at: