Lafayette Garage Fire Caused By Outdoor Burning

posted by Jim Donovan -

Fire investigators say illegal outdoor burning led to the dangerous fire of a garage in LaFayette Sunday.

Several departments responded to the fire near Berry and Berwyn Roads at around 3:15pm.  Officials say the fire almost spread to a nearby home.  Tanker trucks were brought to the scene to help control the fire but the walls of the building collapsed within an hour.  The cause of the fire is being blamed on someone burning cardboard and paper nearby.  The DEC currently bans open burning throughout the state.

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