A doghouse heater is the cause of a fire in Hutchinson Tuesday morning that caused a garage fire.
Fire Chief Mike Schumann says a passerby called in the fire in the 1200 block of Rolling Oaks Lane NW at about 8:30am.
Schumann says when crews arrived, they found a wood framed doghouse that was completely burned down. Flames from that had impinged on the north facing wall of the garage and extended into the soffitt/fascia and attic space, which were quickly extinguished.
There was smoke and water damage on the interior of the structure, but minimal fire damage.
Schumann says a fixed mounted electric heater in the doghouse malfunctioned and was the cause of the fire.
There were no injuries.