Firefighters: Garage total loss after fire; no one hurt


CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Fire officials said no one was hurt after a garage fire Tuesday afternoon.

In a news release, officials said the fire happened near West Vine Avenue and North E Street around 3:15 p.m. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a detached garage that was fully involved in flames. Firefighters quickly got the fire under control.

No one was home during the fire. Officials said the garage is a total loss. They also stated the fire damaged a small storage shed on the property along with melting siding on the home. The garage on a neighboring property as well as a storage shed across the alley was also damaged.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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