An early morning fire in the Lewiston Orchards Wednesday destroyed a shop, Lewiston Fire Department officials said in a press release.
The 911 call came in at 3:28 a.m. at 420 Preston Avenue.
First arriving crews found an unattached shop fully involved with fire, according to fire official Ken Schmidt.
"Crews were able to knock down the fire within 15 minutes," he wrote. "The shop and all contents were a total loss."
There was no damage to the residence.
The cause of the fire was an electric heater left to close to combustibles.
The estimated damage to the structure and contents is about $75,000.
No one was hurt.
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The Lewiston Fire Department wants people to look out for each other and keep everyone safe by being aware of fire hazards and practicing fire safety precautions.
The fire department has responded to three structure fires in the past five days that have resulted in injuries to people, losses of multiple pets and almost a half-million dollars in damage, Lewiston Fire Chief Travis Myklebust said in a news release.
While people are staying at home during Gov. Brad Little’s mandatory order, everyone should perform good fire safety practices, Myklebust said.
“Please test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and make sure they have working batteries,” Myklebust said. “Take time with your family and go over your home escape plan and then practice it. Remember to have two ways out of every room and have a central meeting spot outside.”
PHOTOS: Firefighters with the Grangeville Rural Fire Department responded to 616 Tolo Lake Road Saturday, March 28, at 6:44 p.m., to a barn fully engulfed in fire. Crews worked on containing the fire to the structure, and spraying down adjacent grass to prevent the blaze from spreading. Owned by the Hauger family, the approximately 80-year-old barn was destroyed. Cause of the fire is believed to have originated from a burn pile conducted three days prior, which re-ignited due to wind.
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