Saturday fire destroys garage on Neumann Avenue in Galion


GALION — A late morning fire on Neumann Avenue on the city’s north side destroyed a detached garage and caused a little damage to the property owner’s home and a nearby garage.

Galion firefighters responded to 330 Neumann Avenue, off Fairview Avenue, about 11:40 a.m. and found the two-stall garage ablaze.

“They got the cars and some other stuff out before we got here,” said Galion firefighter Clint Moneysmith. “But the garage is a loss”

The homeowner is Mark Hinklin.

There was some heat damage to Hinklin’s home and to a garage at 328 Neumann Ave., Moneysmith said.

Firefighters were on the scene for about 90 minutes, and the fire did not present any odd problems. No one was injured, neither the homeowner nor firefighters.

Galion’s fire department responded with the four firefighters on duty and called in three additional firefighters for assistance, but did not call any other departments for assistance.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and a damage estimate was not readily available.

A fire destroyed a detached two-stall garage on the property of Mark Hinklin, 330 Neumann Ave. in Galion around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Galion Fire Department spent about 90 minutes at the scene. No one was injured. (Photo courtesy of Michael McCray)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/10/web1_neuman-fire-2-1-.jpgA fire destroyed a detached two-stall garage on the property of Mark Hinklin, 330 Neumann Ave. in Galion around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Galion Fire Department spent about 90 minutes at the scene. No one was injured. (Photo courtesy of Michael McCray)

Members of the Galion Fire Department rush to the scene of a garage fire on Neumann Avenue on Saturday morning. A detached, two-stall garage was destroyed in the fire that was reported about 11:30 a.m. No one was injured. (Photo courtesy Michael McCray
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/10/web1_neuman-fire-2-2-.jpgMembers of the Galion Fire Department rush to the scene of a garage fire on Neumann Avenue on Saturday morning. A detached, two-stall garage was destroyed in the fire that was reported about 11:30 a.m. No one was injured. (Photo courtesy Michael McCray

By Russ Kent

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