The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire Thursday night, October 13th, at 11:31 pm. The response included all three stations and 12 personnel on duty. Upon arrival, fire crews found a detached garage on fire with heavy flames and smoke coming from the structure. Battalion Chief Derek Perry established command and all three stations were involved in the quick extinguishment of the fire utilizing multiple hose lines. Fire crews did stop the fire; however, the siding was melted on the vacant house due to the extreme heat.
A female subject was found lying nearby and she was transported to the hospital for an evaluation. The garage was listed as a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Galesburg Fire Department Investigators.