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Dickinson fire contained to garage

The Dickinson Fire Department received a report of a garage on fire at approximately 6 p.m. on the South Eighth Avenue West block on the southwest side of Dickinson. All of the occupants of the residence quickly evacuated out of the home safely and there were no injuries.

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Dickinson firefighter Mason Geiger observes fire damage inside a garage Wednesday evening on the South 8th Avenue West block in Dickinson. (Photo courtesy of Dickinson Fire Department)
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A fire that broke out inside a garage on the southwest side of Dickinson was quickly contained by the Dickinson Fire Department Wednesday evening.

The Dickinson Fire Department received a report of a garage on fire at approximately 6 p.m. on the South Eighth Avenue West block on the southwest side of Dickinson. All of the occupants of the residence quickly evacuated out of the home safely and there were no injuries.

When the Dickinson Fire Department arrived at the home, the crew found an active fire inside the garage. With two engines, two ladders and 22 personnel at the scene, the fire was contained by 6:30 p.m. and were on the scene for approximately 90 minutes to monitor the scene, according to Dickinson Fire Chief Jeremy Presnell.

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Insulation peels from the walls inside a garage on the South Eighth Avenue West block as Lt. Jared Hoerner of the Dickinson Fire Department examines the damages that were caused of a fire Wednesday evening in Dickinson. (Photo courtesy of Dickinson Fire Department)

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There is an estimated damage cost of $60,000 to the garage and the contents as well as minor smoke damage to the inside of the residence. The fire began in the garage, but the cause of the incident is still under investigation, Presnell said.

“With the safety of our community being our priority, we are extremely glad that everyone made it out safe and we were able to minimize damage by containing the fire to the garage,” Presnell said.

Jackie Jahfetson is a graduate of Northern Michigan University whose journalism path began in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a freelancer for The Daily Mining Gazette. Her previous roles include editor-in-chief at The North Wind and reporter at The Mining Journal in Marquette, Mich. Raised on a dairy farm, she immediately knew Dickinson would be her first destination west as she focuses on gaining aptitude for ranch life, crop farming and everything agriculture. She covers hard news stories centered on government, fires, crime and education. When not fulfilling deadlines and attending city commission meetings, she is a budding musician and singer.
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