Garage burns


January 4, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Iola firefighters, from left, Mark Michael, Ron Ballard, Justin Turner, Cory Isbell and Jake French look over the charred remains of a garage owned by Iolans Glen and Betty Cunningham in the 300 block of North Sycamore Street. The garage was destroyed by a Monday afternoon fire. The blaze took the Cunninghams’ Honda Civic, a lawn mower, stack of firewood and other assorted items. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Cunningham said she has spotted area youths seeking refuge under the garage roof occasionally. “We’ve had a problem with kids smoking there,” she said. There were no injuries.