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Attached garage ignites

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published October 9, 2015

 Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed a garage.

Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed a garage.

Photo provided by the Troy Fire Department

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An attached garage of a home on Dayton Street, near Dequindre and Long Lake roads, caught fire just before 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

A tall column of smoke could be seen from a distance, according to reports. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the attached garage of the one-story, single-family home.

Firefighters attacked the blaze with water from outside the home, then advanced into the garage to completely extinguish the blaze, according to reports.

A second hose line was used inside the home to stop the blaze from extending into the house, said Troy Assistant Fire Chief David Roberts.
“We know it started in the garage,” Roberts said. “We’re still looking at what the cause was.”

Fire damage was confined to the garage and a 2004 Honda Odyssey parked in the garage. Roberts said the car was totally destroyed.

The residents, a husband and wife and their teenage daughter, safely evacuated from the home before firefighters arrived on the scene. There was smoke damage throughout the home, and the residents have made arrangements to stay elsewhere, according to reports.

Firefighters rescued two cats unharmed, according to reports.

Firefighters remained on the scene for about two hours.

Police and fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the blaze, Roberts said.

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