Fire Pit Ember Leads to Extensive Damage

A late night fire Saturday led to extensive damage to at least two buildings and a race car. The blaze began shortly before midnight Saturday night behind a duplex on 46th avenue and 50th street. The began in a fire pit when embers spread to the grass and then a nearby shed. The shed lit up and the fire then spread to a neighbor’s garage. The garage burned down and damaged the race car and tools inside. In all damage estimates could be as high as 80-thousand dollars. The resident at the home where the fire began was cited for an illegal open burn. No one was injured.

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