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Rock Island garage collapses during fire

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Firefighters got two cars out of a burning garage just before the building’s roof collapsed.

Firefighters were sent to a reported fire in the 3500 block of 16th Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  They arrived to find fire coming from the roof of a detached garage there.

Firefighters pulled two cars from the garage and shortly thereafter, the building’s roof collapsed.

Damage to the garage was estimated at $25,000 to the building plus $7,500 to the contents.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

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