Garage/partial residential fire in Atlantic Monday night


December 3rd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Atlantic were called at around 8-p.m. Monday to the scene of a garage fire that had reportedly breached an interior wall of the adjacent residence owned by Greg Blunk. Crews responding to the scene at 1100 Cypress Street found the attached garage fully engulfed in flames, with the fire penetrating the wall into the kitchen area of the residence.

Photo courtesy Cass County EMA Director Mike Kennon.

Chief Mark McNees has said firefighters got a quick knockdown of the flames, but there was substantial damage. A four-wheeler in the garage along with the rest of the contents were lost, and there was heavy smoke damage to the residence.

An initial investigation into the cause pointed toward carelessly discarded smoking material. No injuries were reported.  Atlantic Police Department, Medivac Ambulance, and Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon assisted at the scene.