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Garage Fire Spreads to Brush Fire in Earlton

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | April 24, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050221101

A reported structure fire spread to a brush fire that fire crews in Earlton were able to quickly knock down.

The call came in just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at 669 County Route 45 for a garage fire next to a house.

Chief Pat Donovan of the Earlton Fire Department says homeowners were burning something near the back of the garage when the garage caught fire and then spread to a brush fire.

Donovan estimates approximately half an acre burned as a result of the brush fire.

“We had concerns about propane tanks in the back and the brush fire was spreading across the back of the house,” Donovan said. “It started melting the siding [of the house] a little bit, so we contained that and then concentrated on the brush fire.”

The only damage to the house was some of the siding that began to melt.

Damage to the garage was contained to the rear with no significant damage, according to Donovan.

He says there were no vehicles inside the garage, with the exception of a few ATV’s.

The garage fire and brush fire were knocked down in approximately 20 minutes.

There were no injuries reported on the scene.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.