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Authorities respond to garage fire in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mason City police and fire personnel responded to a possible explosion and fire Thursday evening at around 5:50 p.m. at 910 13th Street SE.

It was said that a female in her 30’s had been injured in an explosion in the garage at that address.

At the scene, a female was led to an ambulance where she sat on the bumper.  Paramedics were speaking with her and a gurney sat idly in the street.  Simultaneously, Mason City police officers and fire department personnel hauled trash bags and a trash container out of the garage (see photo, right).  Police could be seen with flashlights searching the garage, adjacent snow-covered yard area and eventually the inside of the residence.

Neighbors told that a young woman lived at the residence and that “a lot of people come and go from here, night and day.”  They also said children used to be around but no longer.  “She didn’t keep up her lawn, either” one man who lives across the street said, pointing to the long grass in the yard.

Mason City police were questioning the woman at 6:05 p.m. It was not known if she was arrested or injured in connection with the incident.  Two ambulances were on the scene and at least two fire trucks and Mason City police squad cars.

More information if it becomes available.

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