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Fire destroys family garage

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Firefighters try to contain the fire within the garage of Diana and Larry Shaffer at 3818 E. CR 500 N. No one was in the garage at the time, but the vehicle and building were considered a total loss.
Jackson Township, Center Point and Poland Township volunteer fire departments responded to a garage fire Thursday morning at the home of Larry and Diana Shaffer, 3818 E. County Road 500 N.

Diana was at home when she discovered the fire and called for help at 10:15 a.m.

Fortunately, no one was in the garage at the time.

Firefighters unsuccessfully attemped to keep the flames away from a vehicle in front of the garage, which could not be moved because keys to the vehicle could not be found.

The garage and the vehicle were considered complete losses, but the house was not damaged.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Jackson Township Assistant Chief Troy Nichols said crews left the scene around 12:30 p.m.

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