Fire destroys structures, killing poultry in the process

GARRISON – A three-stall garage and poultry shelter were destroyed by fire on Tuesday, May 11, just northeast of Garrison.

The Garrison Fire Department was called in just after 9 p.m. for a structural fire on the 25000 block of Highway 18. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames protruding from a chicken coop structure along the road. three-stall garage, said garrison fire chief Bruce Breun. The garage was not attached and the house was about 60 to 70 feet from the fire.

The aftermath of a fire that destroyed a poultry shelter on Tuesday, May 11, just northeast of Garrison, off Highway 18. The blaze also destroyed a three-stall garage full of items. Submitted photo

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

A dozen firefighters fought the blaze and remained at the scene for about three hours. Breun said it was a difficult fire to put out as the garage was filled with household items and other items. The estimated property damage from the fire was well over $ 100,000, the fire chief said.

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Breun said residents of the house, who saw the blaze and called 911, were safe and uninjured.

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

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

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