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Shed Fire Spreads to Car

(La Porte, IN) - The cause of a backyard shed fire on K Street in La Porte is still under investigation.


The 10x10 shed contained things like a lawnmower and other yard equipment along with gasoline cans when it was engulfed in flames at 316 K Street. The shed was wired for electricity, but service was not on at the time of the fire.


La Porte Fire Chief Andy Snyder said the flames also spread to the back end of a car parked in a driveway close to the structure. Quick action by firefighters kept the fire from consuming the vehicle, which was still likely a total loss due to the car's age. 


The cause was not known, but the investigation is continuing. Snyder estimated total structure and content loss at $15,000 to $20,000.

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