Evansville firefighters battled a garage fire near Melby Monday night, Feb. 1.
At 5:25 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a garage fire at Martin Iron Works at 24093 County Road 24 NW, near Melby. The sheriff's office, Ashby Fire Department/Ambulance and Evansville Fire Department responded.
Upon arrival, the fire department found the fire was in the attic area of the garage. Ashby and Evansville firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. There was fire, smoke and water damage throughout the garage.
It appears a fire in a burning barrel on the northwest corner of the garage started the roof area on fire, according to the sheriff's office. The owner told authorities that he had been burning cardboard in the burning barrel.
There were no injuries.