Fire breaks out on South 9th Street in Quincy

Published: May. 14, 2022 at 6:57 PM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - A fire broke out Saturday afternoon around 5:40 p.m. at 1109 South 9th Street.

According to Quincy Fire Department Assistant Chief Chad Hummel, three cars, three garage-type buildings and a house were damaged in the fire. One of the garages is a complete loss, while the other garages and house only suffered outside damages. Hummel added that all three cars were totaled in the fire.

“When we arrived we found the garage fully engulfed. Multiple exposures around, melted siding on the house. There’s another garage behind it and beside it all exposed to the heat,” Hummel said.

Hummel said no one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

Hummel reported the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Investigators are still on scene trying to determine the cause. He said that firefighters heard small explosions while the fire raged.

Neighbor Joe Weise said his wife also heard what sounded like explosions.

Hummel said these explosions could be from the tires of the car exploding or from a grill fuel tank.

Assistant Chief Scott Lucey said that as of Sunday afternoon the fire is still under investigation. He said QFD is meeting with the Quincy Police Department on Monday to get the some help with the investigation.

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