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Fire destroys shed, damages homes

A workshop was destroyed and three homes damaged in a fire Saturday that remains under investigation.

The blaze started around 5:30 p.m. outside a shed, that had been converted into a workshop, on a property at 22886 –128th Ave.

The fire was discovered by the homeowner, who tried to extinguish it with a garden hose.

“The fire had already grown by the time they got to it,” said Grootendorst.

The fire spread to a fence and shrubs, then grew large enough to scorch siding on three homes. Heat from the flames blew out windows.

Firefighters also put out several spot fires after embers ignited dry grass.

“It was a pretty good sized fire,” added Grootendorst.

“The guys did a really good job of getting it under control.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“There doesn’t appear to be anything suspicious at this time but we were unable to conclusively prove what started the fire,” said Grootendorst.

 

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