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Fire on Galloway Drive

By The Mercury

Manhattan Fire Department investigators ruled the cause of a fire at 2415 Galloway Dr. on Saturday that caused nearly $200,000 in damage as undetermined.

Ryan Almes, deputy chief in charge of technical service at the Manhattan Fire Department, said Monday that there is no evidence that this fire was not accidental and likely started near the intersection of the garage ceiling and attic space.

Firefighters responded to a report of an attached garage on fire at 2:41 a.m. Saturday. According to the incident report, upon arrival, crews found that the garage area and the front of the house were in flames along with two cars in the driveway.

Officials reported that all occupants were out of the house and the fire was brought under control at 4:19 a.m.

They said the house and contents are a total loss, with an estimated $116,000 for the house, $60,000 for its contents and $18,000 loss for the vehicles in the driveway.

The total loss is $194,000.

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