Garage Fire Damage Estimated at $175,000
A fire in the 800 Block of Cleveland Avenue Tuesday night caused $175,000 in damage but no injuries. Cheyenne Fire and Rescue spokesman Mark Norford says firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 4pm. They found a detached garage behind a single family residence in flames. He says firefighting efforts were hampered by temperatures of -3 and wind chills reaching -12.
Norford says a total of 26 firefighters battled the blaze, adding that because of the weather crews were rotated every 30 minutes between a rotating bus and the fire. The owner of the garage had been able to escape when the fire broke out, and Norford says there were no injuries despite the extensive damage to the garage.