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Fire destroys structures, killing fowl in the process

The flames had already reached the rafters in the garage and destroyed the structure, along with killing the fowl inside of it, the fire chief said.

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The aftermath of a fire that destroyed a triple stall garage, full of items, Tuesday, May 11, just northeast of Garrison, off Highway 18. The fire also destroyed a shelter housing fowl. Submitted photo

GARRISON — A triple stall garage and a shelter housing fowl were destroyed by a fire Tuesday, May 11, just northeast of Garrison.

The Garrison Fire Department was called just after 9 p.m. to a structure fire on the 25000 block of Highway 18. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames overtaking a chicken coop structure alongside the triple stall garage, Garrison Fire Chief Bruce Breun said. The garage was unattached and the house was about 60-70 feet away from the fire.

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The aftermath of a fire that destroyed a shelter housing fowl Tuesday, May 11, just northeast of Garrison, off Highway 18. The fire also destroyed a triple stall garage, full of items. Submitted photo

Breun said the flames had already reached the rafters in the garage and destroyed the structure, along with killing the fowl inside of it. It was not known what type of fowl died in the fire or how many.

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About a dozen firefighters battled the fire and were on scene for about three hours. Breun said it was a difficult fire to put out as the garage was full of household goods and other items. The estimated property damage from the fire was well over $100,000, the fire chief said.

Breun said the residents in the home, who saw the fire and called 911, were safe and not injured.

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The aftermath of a fire that destroyed a triple stall garage Tuesday, May 11, just northeast of Garrison, off Highway 18. The fire also destroyed a shelter housing fowl. Submitted photo

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