Small fire damages garage in Itasca

Daily Herald report
Updated 3/26/2020 10:45 AM

Itasca firefighters extinguished a small blaze Wednesday evening in the detached garage of a house on the 300 block of Emmerson Avenue.

Fire officials said they received the call at about 6 p.m. and arrived to discover a bag of charcoal inside the garage had ignited a small fire that is estimated to have caused about $500 in damage.


A resident at the house was operating a smoker outside the garage when the fire started. Fire officials believe an old electrical cord near the bag of charcoal sparked the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

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