Madelia Fire 03 Aug 18

Officials continue to investigate what caused a fire that destroyed the Madelia Street Department garage at 519 2nd Street Northeast Thursday afternoon.  Madelia Police, fire and rescue squads were called out a little after 2 pm.  An officer with the police department arrived within a minute of the call and found the building to already be engulfed in flames.  The fire was brought under control by 5 pm and all personnel had cleared the scene by 9 pm.  No one was injured.  Preliminary findings by  Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division investigators and local authorities indicate that the cause of the fire was likely accidental.  The St. James Fire Department provided mutual aid assistance.