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Fire destroys garage, damages home Tuesday northwest of Jamestown

The fire was reported at 8:37 a.m.

Firefighters work at the scene of a garage fire Tuesday, June 8, northwest of Jamestown. Lyle Baker / Special to The Sun
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Fire destroyed a garage and damaged a home Tuesday, according to Brian Paulson, chief of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 8:37 a.m. at 315 38th St. NW, north of the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. Twenty firefighters and eight trucks responded to the call and were at the scene for about 4 hours.

“This came in (was reported) as a camper fire next to a house and when our crews arrived the house was on fire as well,” Paulson said.

The camper was a slide-in pickup camper, Paulson said. The attached garage of the ranch-style home caught on fire and the fire spread through the attic to the kitchen.


“It’s not a total loss by any means,” he said.

The home had heavy smoke damage and some fire damage, Paulson said. The garage and a vehicle inside the garage were destroyed.

“There was one occupant in the home at the time,” Paulson said. A deputy from the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office alerted the person who was in the walk-out basement of the home to the fire.

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The Jamestown Rural Fire Department was called to a fire Tuesday, June 8, 2021 northwest of the city. John M. Steiner / The Sun

There were no injuries, Paulson said.

A deputy marshal from the State Fire Marshal’s office was expected at the scene Tuesday afternoon to help determine the cause of the fire. That is routine, Paulson said, when there is a high-value loss from a fire.


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A firefighter from the Jamestown Rural Fire Department looks to the side of a garage where a camper had been located that was reduced to a pile of metal and smoke Tuesday, June 8, 2021, northwest of the city. John M. Steiner / The Sun

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