Fire causes significant damage to garage on La Crosse’s north side

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- A fire Wednesday afternoon caused significant fire and smoke damage to a garage at 309 Rose St. in La Crosse.

Fire crews got the call at about 3:11 p.m.

The first unit was on scene within three minutes and 15 seconds and saw heavy smoke and fire coming from inside the garage.

Crews were able to quickly put out the fire but remained on scene for about an hour and a half.

Investigators determined the fire was accidental and was caused by a spark.

It’s the second garage fire on the north side in 3 days.

On November 30th, a fire caused moderate damage to a garage at 231 Copeland Ave.

That fire was also determined to be accidental and the cause improper use of burning materials.