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Garage destroyed by fire in Chaffee

The homeowner of a garage at 111 West Parker in Chaffee was working on a pickup truck when it backfired and caught the engine on fire, according to the Chaffee Fire Department. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier) The homeowner of a garage at 111 West Parker in Chaffee was working on a pickup truck when it backfired and caught the engine on fire, according to the Chaffee Fire Department. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier)
The homeowner tried to put out the fire with a garden house. He had several minor burns. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier) The homeowner tried to put out the fire with a garden house. He had several minor burns. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier)
CHAFFEE, MO (KFVS) - A garage was destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon in Chaffee.

The homeowner of a garage at 111 West Parker in Chaffee was working on a pickup truck when it backfired and caught the engine on fire, according to the Chaffee Fire Department.

A 30 foot by 50 foot stone and wood construction garage/shop with a metal roof caught fire around 2:57 p.m.

The homeowner tried to put out the fire with a garden house. He had several minor burns.

The garage is a total loss.

A nearby utility pole also caught fire

Oran, Chaffee, and Delta fire departments and Ameren were at the scene.

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