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Lake Country blaze destroys garage, vehicle

A fire on Long Road destroyed a garage in Lake Country, Jan. 7, 2020.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Steve Windsor
January 08, 2021 - 9:49 AM

A fire that started from a kerosene heater destroyed a detached garage in Lake Country last night.

Lake Country fire chief Steve Windsor said three engines and 15 firefighters responded to the blaze which was reported shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 8, on Long Road.

A garage and vehicle were destroyed.

Windsor said no injuries were reported as the people were home at the time, but they tried to fight the fire themselves before calling 9-1-1.

The garage was detached from the home, so the house was not affected and the cause is believed to be from a kerosene heater, he said.

Residents reported large plumes of smoke coming from the area last night.


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