EFD: Garage likely total loss after Monday night fire

EFD: Garage likely total loss after Monday night fire
Crews called to garage fire in Evansville (Source: wfie)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville fire officials say a detached garage is likely a total loss after a Monday night fire.

Crews were called to that fire just after 6:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Gilbert Avenue.

Crews were able to put the fire out shortly after arriving.

However, they say the garage is likely a total loss, and all contents inside the garage suffered heavy heat or flame damage.

Authorities say a man was trying to refill a generator while it was running. That’s when they say the gas splashed onto the exhaust and caught fire.

They say that person did suffer a burn to the hand.

According to authorities, the fire will be classified as accidental.

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