(BLOOMINGTON) – Northern Monroe Fire Territory firefighters responded to the 6600 block of North Old State Road 37 shortly after 1 a.m. this morning.
The homeowner said he heard something that sounded odd and then noticed an orange glow outside and knew there was a fire somewhere. He then saw that his garage was on fire and called for help.
Firefighters arrived to find a detached garage engulfed in flames. The garage was just a few feet from a house.
The roof of the garage had already fallen in prior to firefighters arriving on the scene. This occurrence denied firefighters access to the inside of the garage.
A hose line was quickly deployed between the two buildings to keep the fire from spreading to the house. The siding on the house was damaged during the incident.
Firefighters were able to get the bulk of the fire knocked down in under 30 minutes.
Due to the collapsed roof, firefighters had to remove some debris to get to the fire hidden underneath.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.