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Fire Destroys Garages at Condo Complex

Fire Destroys Garages at Condo Complex



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Sam Penrod ReportingKen Baum: "Real big, I was worried, I got some big spruce trees here. I thought everything going up but Murray fire department was here quick."

Fire ripped through a Murray condo complex early this morning and investigators say the blaze is suspicious. The fire started at three this morning and within minutes, five cars and the garages they were in burned up. Damage is said to be more than 100- thousand dollars.

Fire Destroys Garages at Condo Complex

Police are investigating because there was some vandalism in this complex over the last three nights and then early this morning a garage fire, which caused all kinds of damage to five separate garages.

The flames started at three o'clock this morning in the Willow Condos. When firefighters arrived, the garage units were fully involved. The fire destroyed five vehicles parked in the garages and most everything that was inside the cars.

Firefighters say fortunately that the garages are detached from the condo units themselves; that kept the flames from the residents, however the garages are connected to each other and share a common attic, which really helped to spread the flames.

One resident grabbed a garden hose and fought the fire until firefighters could get there.

Ken Baum, Neighbor: "My neighbor was pounding on the door and come out to see the fire coming up the side of the hill. So I got the hose trying to stop it from advancing this way, it was definitely a garage structure that was going, just trying to save the house."

Fire crews responded with three engines to battle the fire, and kept it from spreading. No one was hurt in all this, but again, there is some significant damage. For now people are looking through the mess and waiting for answers to what happened here.

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