Raw video: Iowa firefighters help clean elephants

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

WASHIGNTON, Iowa -- Washington County, Iowa firefighters had an unusual call to fight mud instead of flames.

The fire department hosed down Viola and Kelly, two elephants with the Carson and Barnes Circus, at the county fairgrounds Tuesday.

It took between 300 and 440 gallons of water to clean each of the Asian elephants ebfore their big show.