Fire leaves Augusta garage in ruins

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AUGUSTA, Kan. - An early-morning fire left a detached garage in Augusta in ruins, while causing minor damage to surrounding homes.

Crews were called to the 400 block of East Broadway Street around 3:00 a.m. Firefighters say their work was complicated because the garage was filled with items, including possible explosive chemicals.

Three buildings surrounding the garage were at risk of burning. Firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to them, but one home had melted siding from the heat of the fire.

No one was injured. The cause was not known Friday morning.

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