At 5:20 PM Monday December 12, 2016
the Burlington Fire Department responded to a garage fire in the 1800 block of
Edwards St. Upon arrival 5 minutes
later, firefighters discovered smoke and flames coming from a large detached garage
behind 1810 Edwards St. Firefighters
were able to extinguish the fire by 5:57 PM.
The garage, owned by Lyle &
Margo Ballard of 1810 Edwards St., was unoccupied and sustained significant
fire and smoke damage. The fire was
discovered and reported by neighbors. Damage
is estimated at $20,000 to the structure and $50,000 to contents. The garage and contents are insured.
The cause of the fire remains under
investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered suspicious.
10 on duty Burlington firefighters
responded to the call and were assisted by 8 West Burlington firefighters
responding on automatic aid. 4 off duty
Burlington firefighters were called in for standby. Burlington police officers also assisted at
the scene. Firefighters remained on the
scene until 8:01 PM. There were no