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Warrick County firefighters kept busy over the last 24 hours


Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a garage explosion in Warrick County Thursday morning.

The fire broke out around 5 a.m. on Libbert Road.

The structure was fully involved when crews arrived.

It took water and foam to get the flames under control.

No injuries are reported but the barn along with a car that was parked nearby are a total loss.

Firefighters were concerned with the house sitting only a few feet from the garage.

"When myself and the other chief first arrived it was through the roof and the front of the building," said Charlie Kirsch, Ohio Township Chief. "When the first units arrived we went to protect the house. Front of the garage was fully involved. We were worried about the exposure on the south side on the house itself," said Kirsch.

Libbert Road was shut down for hours while firefighters checked on hot spots. It has since reopened.

Crews were also called out to a house fire in Newburgh. It happened around 1:30 Thursday morning on East Gray Street.

The residents were awakened by a fire alarm and able to get out safely.

Firefighters contained the flames to the kitchen and put the fire out quickly.

The cause is under investigation.

That made for 3 fires total overnight and Thursday morning in Warrick County.

The other was a kitchen fire on South Stacer.

No injuries at any of them.

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