Car totaled in garage fire

Published 9:40 am Monday, July 18, 2016

An attached garage and house were damaged in a fire Sunday morning in Albert Lea.

The fire at the address of 2134 Grand Ave. caused heavy fire damage to the garage and moderate to heavy smoke damage and moderate water damage to the house, said Dennis Glassel, Albert Lea Fire Department interim deputy fire chief.

A woman and children were reportedly home at the time the fire started; no injuries were reported, but two cats died in the fire.

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Glassel said Sunday that a cause of the fire was under investigation and a damage estimate had not been formed.

A car in the garage was reported by Glassel as a total loss.

Fire crews were  dispatched to the residence mid-morning and were on scene until just after noon.

Online property records list Dustin Boyer and Jessica Johnson as the primary taxpayers of the address.

More information is expected to be released today.

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