Aug. 29, 2023

Contact for fire operations: Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Laskowske at 507-377-4311

Contact for fire investigation during business hours: Albert Lea Fire Rescue at 507-377-4341

No injuries reported in Albert Lea garage fire early this morning

No injuries were reported in a fire today at 702 Garfield Ave. Albert Lea Fire Rescue was dispatched at 1:10 a.m. Aug. 29 to the home, where crews found fire coming from the two-stall detached garage. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, and remained on scene for about an hour to put out hot spots.

The cause of the fire was a home-made oil lamp that tipped over as the owner was leaving the garage area, according to Albert Lea Fire Rescue. The garage and contents were a total loss, estimated at $22,000.

The Albert Lea Police Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service also responded to the fire.


The mission of Albert Lea Fire Rescue is to provide professional proactive responsive assistance to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.