Early morning fire destroys one garage, damages another

A Fort Madison firefighters puts foam and water on a neighboring garage, as a another garage to the west burns early Thursday morning in the 600 block of Avenue E in Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


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.

Firefighters Justin Cain, covered in foam, and Alex Meierotto discuss a fire that was just extinguished in a garage at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday morning. The garage, located in the 600 block of Avenue E, was destroyed and another garage was damaged. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

1 thought on “Early morning fire destroys one garage, damages another

  1. How many buildings will be allowed to be destroyed by people making meth in buildings they shouldnt be in?what is this,building 5 or 6 this year burnt down while making meth in it?
    We shouldnt have to tear down every building that is vacant.we need to call the police when we see anybody going into tgese buildings.stop allowing these people on meth to destroy our town.they push grocery carts stolen from local stores filled with cans and other junk down the middle of the streets.
    If neighbors do their jobs by watching for this stuff and call the police we can stop all these meth fires and keep our neighborhoods safe.

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