Afternoon fire destroys garage, nobody injured

Published: Sep. 24, 2017 at 4:36 PM CDT
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An investigation is underway into what caused a two-alarm fire that started in a garage Sunday afternoon.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to the call around 12:49 p.m., Sunday, near 29th and 'N' streets.

Firefighters said the house's storage unit in the backyard is where the fire started.

It sent massive flames and heavy smoke into the air, and neighbors said they could see and smell the smoke miles away.

No one was injured, but four structures were damaged and the storage unit where it started is a total loss.

"I understand the garage of origin had a quite a bit of materials stored in it. We had a pretty big fire load," said LFR Battalion Chief Leo Benes. "It was burning pretty well when we got here, but thankfully we were able to keep it to the property of origin."

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The estimated cost of the total damage is unknown at this time.