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Two fires damage property on Sunday in Mitchell

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Mitchell firefighters had a busy Sunday, with two fires in the city damaging property.

The Mitchell Fire Division responded to a fire at 1:09 a.m. on July 5 at 162 N. Harmon Drive, where a two-stall garage was fully involved with flames. Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval said the fire was quickly extinguished by the nine firefighters on the scene, with personnel on hand for nearly three hours.

An investigation indicated the fire was electrical in nature, with no foul play suspected. The property was turned back over to its owners.

Later Sunday afternoon, the Mitchell Fire Division responded to a structure fire at 610 S. Iowa Ave. The call arrived at 4:26 p.m., with smoke and flames enveloping the east side of the home near the backyard. Eleven firefighters were on the scene to fight the fire.

Sandoval said authorities were able to contain the fire to an awning and the southeast portion of the home. He said the fire appeared to be an accident and the homeowners were able to return the residence following the investigation, with the value of the damage estimated at $20,000.

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