BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – An early fire broke out at about 3 a.m Thursday morning in the 600 block of Avenue E destroying a garage.
Firefighters were called to the alley behind 606 Avenue E to find the structure fully engulfed and had the blaze under control in a matter of minutes. Flames began to catch the neighboring garage to the east on fire, but firefighters quickly had that under control.
Witnesses at the scene said someone had been living in the structure up to about a week ago, but had since been told to leave the property.
The property is listed as owned by Michael S. Carter.
No one was reported injured at the scene. Assisting at the scene were the Fort Madison Police Department and Lee County EMS.