Fire causes heavy damage to Hawick garage

Firefighters were able to prevent damage to nearby homes Friday morning in Hawick when they responded to a garage fire. There was an estimated $50,000 in damages reported to the garage and the contents. Firefighters from New London, Spicer and Paynesville responded.


HAWICK — Fire departments from three area towns battled a garage fire for four hours Friday morning in Hawick.

Although there was an estimated $50,000 in damages reported to the garage and the contents, there was no damage to a home that was located just a few feet away from the burning structure and there were no injuries reported, according to New London Fire Chief Anthony Rupp.

The fire was reported at 8:28 a.m. Friday in the 23000 block of 157th Street Northeast in Roseville Township.

The initial call indicated a detached garage was engulfed in flames.

“When firefighters arrived, they made an aggressive exterior attack on the garage to keep the fire from spreading to two nearby houses,” said Rupp in a news release. "Firefighters were then able to make entry to fully extinguish the fire with minimal damage done to the nearby houses.”


The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The New London Fire Department was assisted by the Spicer Fire Department and the Paynesville Fire Department along with the New London Ambulance, Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at or 320-894-9750
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