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UPDATE: No one hurt after garage fire in Ishpeming overnight

Fire personnel kept the fire from touching the home, and had it under control in about 20 minutes.
According to the Ishpeming Fire Department, the fire started on the 700th block on Maurice...
According to the Ishpeming Fire Department, the fire started on the 700th block on Maurice Street.(WLUC)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 3:07 AM EDT
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ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: No one was hurt following a garage fire overnight in Ishpeming.

According to the Ishpeming Fire Department, the fire started at about 12:01 a.m. Monday at 734 Maurice Street. Neighbors in the area were immediately notified and escorted to safety.

When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and fire was coming from a detached garage near the back of the property. The fire had also spread to another garage nearby.

“We found out there were two separate garages. So, we were able to access both of them and do a quick knockdown,” said David Neuffer, Assistant Ishpeming Fire Chief.

Fire personnel kept the fire from touching the home, and had it under control in about 20 minutes. Crews remained at the scene for about 2 hours to look for hot spots.

The main garage was heavily damaged, and the adjacent garage had moderate fire, smoke and water damage.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but the investigation is ongoing.

Negaunee City Fire Department, Marquette County Rescue 131, UP Health System EMS, Ishpeming Police Department, Negaunee Police Department, Michigan State Police, UPPCO and Semco assisted the Ishpeming Fire Department at the scene.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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