Authorities are looking for the cause of a fire in Oelwein, that destroyed a garage and heavily damaged two homes.

Photo by Roger King, Town Square Media

Fire crews were called out shortly after 6pm Thursday (Sept. 14) to 124 4th Avenue NE.

The fire began in a garage, then spread to the house, then next door to a home just to the south.

Everyone was able to get out of the homes without injuries.

Investigators are looking at the possibility that the incident is a case of arson.