Fire destroys garage

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Lakeview Fire Department officials continue to investigate the cause and overall damage caused by a fire just after noon Saturday at Tecumseh and Seminole Paths. The fire completely destroyed and likely began in a garage at 11026 Tecumseh Path, where a truck also was totaled by the fire. Fire officials reported two explosions in the garage during the fire, the truck’s gas tank and a small propane tank. The home’s occupants were not at home at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported. DP&L officials were called in as a utility pole also was ablaze and destroyed. The fire also leveled a nearby outbuilding and damaged two adjacent structures. Lakeview was assisted by Richland Township and Indian Joint Fire District personnel, along with Indian Lake EMS. No other details were available as the investigation continues. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)