Crews respond to garage fire


CLEAR LAKE, IA – The Clear Lake Fire Department and Ventura Fire Department responded to a fire that engulfed a garage and shop.

It happened at around 1:30 Saturday morning at the residence of Donald Welty on 290th Street. Authorities say a neighbor saw the flames and had his son go wake the homeowners up.  He then called for help.

Crews were able to protect the nearby home from the fire. Damage is estimated at about $30,000 and no injuries were reported.

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