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Fire destroys Manvel garage

The remnants of a garage in Manvel smolder after firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out Friday afternoon. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald1 / 4
A firefighter douses the remnants of a fire that destroyed a Manvel garage Friday afternoon. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald2 / 4
Emergency responders work to extinguish a smoldering garage in Manvel Friday afternoon. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald3 / 4
Emergency personnel continue to work as the remnants of a garage in Manvel smolder after firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out Friday afternoon. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald4 / 4

MANVEL, N.D. — Fire destroyed a garage on the south end of the city Friday.

Firefighters arrived on scene between 2:30 and 3 p.m., said fire Chief Steve Schumer of the Manvel Fire Department. As of about 6 p.m., firefighters were still on scene cleaning.

There were some people in the house at the time of the fire, but they escaped safely and no one was hurt, Schumer said.

Firefighters contained the blaze to the garage, which was a total loss. Some parts of the house were minimally damaged by smoke, Schumer said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Thompson and Gilby fire departments assisted on scene, as well as Grand Forks County Sherriff’s Office and Altru Ambulance.

Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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