Fire destroys downtown garage

Officials don't know cause of blaze in alley behind Oak Street home

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— A garage in downtown Steamboat Springs burned down early this morning. No one was hurt and fire officials do not know the cause of the blaze.

The structure is on property at 613 Oak St. that Routt County owns and rents out, county Maintenance Supervisor Albert Winograsky said. The resident of the home on the lot was out of town, Winograsky said.

The fire started just before 1 a.m., said Larry Schnackenberg, a Steamboat Springs Fire Department official who was on the scene taking photos of the damage. The blaze sent heavy plumes of smoke into the night sky as emergency crews responded to the scene.

Only the stone and concrete walls of the garage were standing this morning, and blackened rubble filled the interior. Fire officials and the county were awaiting insurance adjusters to determine the cost of the damage.

Winograsky would not give the name of the man who rents the property, and no one answered a knock on the door this morning. The garage sits on the alley between Sixth and Seventh streets, just behind Old Town Pub & Restaurant on Lincoln Avenue.

No other structures were damaged, Winograsky said.

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nondescript1 5 years, 11 months ago

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jeep 5 years, 11 months ago

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