The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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May 9, 2014

Garage fire in Mankato

MANKATO — An electrical problem caused a garage fire Thursday evening in Mankato's hilltop area.

No one was injured in the fire, which was reported about 8 p.m. Firefighters responding to the fire at 141 Grovebrook Drive found smoke coming from the residence's attached garage.

Fire crews extinguished the fire, checked for any remaining hot spots and ventilated the area. The homeowner discovered the fire, called 911 and was able to exit the house safely.

Estimated damages are $35,000. The investigation determined the fire was caused by an electrical problem and was unintentional.

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