Large fire destroys garage, damages church in Hutchinson

Flames can be seen from a distance of a fire that occurred May 11, 2017 in Hutchinson. Video Courtesy Chris Ramsey

Video Courtesy Chris Ramsey

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – The Hutchinson Fire Department has identified the cause of the large fire that destroyed a garage and damaged a church Friday. They say it happened just before 8:45 p.m. in the 100 block of East 8th Street.

When they arrived, firefighters say they found a four-car garage completely engulfed in flames. This fire soon spread to other buildings, including the Riverside Baptist Church.

After 20 minutes, crews were able to get the fire under control.

Officials say three juveniles confessed to starting the fire after playing with a lighter.

Investigators tell us the garage and vehicles inside are a complete loss. Damages were also reported from three buildings, including the church. They say total damages are estimated at $10,000 dollars. No injuries were reported from the fire.

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