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Fire burns another garage

An attentive night owl may have prevented a tragedy early last Friday morning when he spotted a fire at a home on Ash Street.

The passerby reported a fire at 3480 220th Street around 3:30 a.m., then woke up the two adults and two children who were sleeping in the house and helped them get out.

The fire was well underway by the time Farmington firefighters arrived at 3:31. It had spread into the attic and the rest of the house. Downed electrical lines blocked traffic on the street and delayed some firefighters as they tried to get to the station to respond, fire chief Jim Larsen said.

Firefighters were on the scene until 8 a.m.

The fire burned hot enough to do heat and flame damage to a neighboring house. Two cars parked in the driveway were destroyed.

There were no injuries related to the fire.

Larsen said investigators have identified the garage as the spot where the fire originated, but as of Monday morning it was not clear exactly how it had started.

This is the third garage fire Farmington has had in recent months. Larsen said there was nothing suspicious about any of them.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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