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Shed fire on Quincy's north side believed to be electrical in nature

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

A fire that destroyed a shed on Quincy's north side Tuesday night is now being called electrical in nature.

Tri-Township firefighters believe outdoor Christmas lights might have caused the fire. They will be back on the scene Wednesday morning to confirm the cause.

The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

By the time Tri-township firefighters arrived at 1503 Gayla Drive, the shed was fully engulfed in flames. 

Firefighters say they quickly worked to keep the fire from spreading from the shed to the nearby home - and flames were shooting fifty feet into the air. "When the fire is fully involved - we have to be worried about the walls coming out and stuff like that, collapse, so we take precautions - try to stay back a little bit," said assistant fire chief Darren Smith.

The shed is considered a total loss.

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