New Ulm garage fire 03 Aug 18

The New Ulm Fire Department was called to a garage fire at 827 South Valley this (Friday) morning around 10:30.  When crews arrived, the garage was fully engulfed in flames.  The garage and its contents are a total loss.  There was also heat damage to neighboring garages.  Preliminary findings are that a lawnmower is the cause.  No one was injured.  The fire department said the garage is owned by Shirley Kline.  Electrical and communication companies were contacted because of damage to overhead lines and poles.