Arson Investigator To Investigate Downtown Garage Fire

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Freeport Fire reported on Tuesday that department units were dispatched to the alley between Main and Spring for an unknown fire.

Upon arrival of Freeport Police Department officers, Freeport Fire was advised a power pole was on fire and was beginning to start a garage on fire.

Fire units arrived and found a detached residential garage fully involved, beginning to start a second garage on fire. The first garage was empty and the second contained some furniture.

The fire was quickly knocked down with extensive overhaul completed.

An Arson Investigator was requested to begin investigating the cause of the fire. Damage is estimated at $1000 between the two garages.

No fire personnel were injured and the cause is under investigation.

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