Fire

The Fergus Falls Fire Department sprays water on a garage and car of a residence on the 400 block of West Alcott Avenue in Fergus Falls Thursday.

The Fergus Falls Fire Department, Fergus Falls Police Department and Ringdahl Ambulance responded to a fire on the 400 block of West Alcott Avenue in Fergus Falls at 5:26 p.m. Thursday.

According to Fire Chief Ryan Muchow, two cars and a garage were lost in the fire, while a neighboring garage's siding was melted by the flames.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the state fire marshal will be on the scene Friday. "We did contact the state fire marshal, which is normal," Muchow said. "There are a couple of areas that we think could be the area of actuation. We are doing our due diligence."

Muchow said that no one was injured in the fire as the residence neighbors noticed the fire and were able to alert the owner. "They were able to get everyone away from the fire, which made it easier for us as everyone was accounted for. They are extremely helpful neighbors," Muchow added.

Although no one was injured in the fire, a firefighter was treated for overexhaustion by EMTs on the scene and released after a few minutes.

The fire department spent nearly an hour and a half on site.

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