Fire Destroys Garage, Two Shelby Mustangs

By Chris Fisher
WIBW – May 29, 2015

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Officials say a garage and its contents are a total loss after a Friday morning fire.

Shawnee County Dispatch says that the fire was reported around 2 a.m. Friday at 942 SW Mulvane.

Topeka Fire Department Shift Commander Mike Thompson told 13 News that the garage was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

Thompson said a downed power line kept crews from battling the blaze for a short time, blocking access to the driveway.

Officials on the scene said two Shelby style Ford Mustangs were inside the structure.

Thomson said authorities were looking for the owner of the garage, but were unable to immediately locate. He said a building to south of the burned out garage was owned by Topeka developer Kent Lindenmuth.

TFD says the garage was used to store vehicles. The nearby structure was vacant.

No injures were reported.

The cause of the fire is undetermined. Investigators say the fire started somewhere inside the detached garage.

The blaze caused an estimated $135,000 in damage. $35,000 to the structure, $100,000 for its contents.

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