PIERCE, Neb. — A building that houses three business and an apartment in Pierce suffered major damages after a fire.

Pierce Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steve Dolesh said the initial call came in around 11:40 p.m. Monday for a garage fire in the 200 block of S. Lucas St.

The main floor of the building houses Chilvers Abstract & Title Co., Inc., a hair salon, and Expression Floral and Gifts. There is also an apartment upstairs.

Dolesh said one person in the apartment was evacuated safely with no injuries.

Two houses on either side of the building were also evacuated.

The blaze was under control at around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Dolesh said the house and its contents were a complete loss in the fire.

Due to unsafe conditions in the house, some hot spots were still active around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Dolesh anticipates to be off scene by Tuesday afternoon.

The state fire marshal is investigating and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Pierce Fire was assisted by Plainview, Hadar, Osmond, Norfolk, Randolph, and Battle Creek fire.