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Monday morning opens with U-Haul crash then a fire just blocks away from each other

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Featured Monday morning, first responders worked an accident at the U-Haul rental location then a fire just blocks away from each other. Robert Preston Jr./DouglasNow.com Monday morning, first responders worked an accident at the U-Haul rental location then a fire just blocks away from each other.

Maybe your Monday morning was better than that of those involved in these two incidents.

 

 

Before 10 a.m. Monday, police officers, firefighters, and EMS responded to two separate incidents just a few blocks apart. In the first incident, an individual in a U-Haul truck at the Douglas U-Haul rental location (at the rear of the Comfortel Suites on North Peterson Avenue) crashed into and damaged at least 12 U-Haul trailers. 

 

 

It’s one of those incidents that you look at and just wonder, How in the world did the truck end up like that? While the damage was significant, there were no injuries reported.

 

 

While officers were on the scene there, they received a report of a fire at a home on East Jefferson Street. Several officers at the U-Haul location left for the fire and arrived as other units got there, too. A storage shed behind a house near the intersection of Pearl Avenue and Jefferson Street had caught on fire and was billowing a smoke cloud that could be seen all over town.

 

 

Firefighters quickly put out the fire and kept it from spreading to any nearby homes. No one was injured in the fire but a Chevrolet pickup parked near the shed suffered damage. As of Monday morning, firefighters weren’t sure what caused the blaze.

 

 

Thankfully, neither incident was as bad as it could have been. No suffered any injuries, just property damage, and authorities had both under control quickly. But for a few minutes on the north end of town, things got pretty crazy in a hurry.

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