At 11:17 a.m. on Jan. 30, the Lostant Fire Department was notified of a fully involved garage fire located in the 300 block of West Third Street, across from the school. Auto-Aid from the Toluca and Wenona fire departments were immediately notified.
Firefighters found a detached two-car garage with heavy smoke and flames showing.
Firefighters quickly started extinguishing the fire and spraying water on the house, which was less than five feet from the garage, and the strong winds helped save the house.
There were no vehicles inside garage. However, there was a pickup truck parked outside that was severely damaged.
Lostant requested assistance from the Hope Township Highway Department. Their backhoe was used to remove the collapsed roof to further extinguish the fire. The structure is a total loss, and the cause of the fire is not known at this time.
The Lostant Fire Department was assisted by the Toluca, Wenona, Tonica and Leonore fire departments, and also Eastern Marshall County Ambulance and Hope Township.