Garage Possibly Destroyed by Fire Pit Embers: EFD

Fire crews responded to the 1600 block of W Florida Street where a detached garage was fully engulfed with flames.

Posted: Nov 14, 2020 10:38 AM
Updated: Nov 14, 2020 10:38 AM

A 911 call was made to Evansville Central Dispatch around 11:30 Friday night.

Fire crews responded to the 1600 block of W Florida Street where a detached garage was fully engulfed with flames.

According to EFD Chief Mike Larson, the fire started after either cigarette's or embers from a nearby fire pit. 

There is severe damage to the building, those on scene calling it a total loss.

No one was hurt.

The fire was fully extinguished 14 minutes after firefighters arrived at 11:44 p.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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