About 40 firefighters and 10-12 fire trucks responded to a structure fire near Nisswa early Friday morning, working fast to keep the fire from running wild in dry conditions.

"It was really going when we got there," Nisswa Fire Chief Richard Geike said.

The fire consumed nearly an acre surrounding a garage on Camp Lincoln Road, including several trees, he said. The garage was a total loss but estimated damage costs were not immediately clear.

"All I can tell you is, there's a pile of rubble there," Geike said.

The house nearby was threatened but did not catch on fire, he said.

The call came in at about 2:30 a.m. and the fire took two hours to extinguish. No injuries were reported.

In addition to the Nisswa Fire Department, firefighters from the Pequot Lakes, Brainerd and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' fire departments responded to the fire, as well as North Ambulance and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Geike said.

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