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Firefighters battle 4 alarm garage fire in Lancaster

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LANCASTER, Pa. -  Lancaster City firefighters battle a four alarm blaze in a garage on the northwest end of the city. The fire broke out just before 1:00 p.m. at 630 West Fulton Street near Nevin Street.

The first fire crews to arrive on the scene reported heavy smoke pouring from two of the garages.  The fire quickly spread to five additional garages.  There are 24 garages in the building and all were affected.  Every available city firefighter was called to the scene.

Two people working inside the garage were injured.  One suffered burns and the other smoke inhalation. The Fire Captain said that they drove themselves to the hospital.  The two individuals were working on a vehicle when a fuel tank or line was punctured spilling gasoline which ignited.

The fire was under control in about two hours. Damages were preliminary estimated at $300,000 to the building and  $100,000 to the contents.  A Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.