Fire from playing with lighter destroys garage, vehicles

By Lindsey Bauman
Hutchinson News – May 15, 2017

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Three children admitted to causing a fire that destroyed a four-car garage and did other damage in the 100 block of East Eighth Avenue on Friday night, according to a news release from the Hutchinson Fire Department.

No one was injured and the release did not say if the children are facing any criminal charges. Fire Chief Steve Beer was unsure of the cost of the damage.

The fire department responded to a call at 8:43 p.m. Friday and found the garage on fire. Firefighters were able to control the fire within 20 minutes, but not before the it destroyed the garage and vehicles inside and damaged three other buildings, including minor damage to the Riverside Baptist Church.

The three children from the area admitted to playing with a lighter in the garage and starting the fire, the release says.

The department responded with 11 vehicles and remained on scene for 2 1/2 hours.


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