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UPDATE: Sparks from welding equipment started Grandview Boulevard fire

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Sparks from welding equipment started a fire that heavily damaged a garage, and the car inside it, Thursday night.

Officials say around 6:30pm they got a call of a structure on fire at the 3200 block of Grandview Boulevard.

When crews arrived, they realized the fire was coming from behind the home in the garage. The person, who called in the fire, escaped unharmed. But, two dogs were affected by the flames. Sioux City Fire Rescue was able to save one, but the other died from the blaze.

The garage was heavily damaged, and the home, which is attached to the garage, had to be red-tagged.


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Crews battled the near-90 degree heat Thursday evening, after a garage in Sioux City burst into flames. 

Officials say that around 6:30 Thursday night, Sioux City Fire Rescue received a call of a structure on fire at the 3200 block of Grandview Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they realized the fire was coming from behind the home, from the garage. 

Officials say the main body of the fire is contained to the garage, that is attached to the back of the house.

The garage did have a couple of cars in it.

"There was one person home at the time, he was working on the car from my understanding," said Dan Cougill, Assistant Fire Chief, Sioux City Fire Rescue. "So we're trying to piece that together."

While no one was injured from the fire, 2 dogs were affected by the flames.

Sioux City Fire Rescue was able to save one, but the other died from the blaze.

The cause of the fire, is under investigation.
 

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