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Fire damages DeKalb garage

DeKALB – A DeKalb home garage caught on fire Saturday and was almost extinguished by firefighters in a matter of minutes.

At about 2 p.m., the DeKalb Fire Department responded to a call at 1836 East Lincoln Highway. When they arrived, they found the exterior of a wood frame garage on fire. The outside wall of the garage was heavily damaged.

DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks said residents of the home were just returning when they found the fire. He said the residents were already trying to put the fire out when firefighters arrived.

The fire was extinguished about 10 minutes after firefighters arrived. Firefighters remained at the home to investigate and check for any hidden fires for almost two hours. Hicks said they checked the attic and pulled out insulation to find any potential fire.

None of the firefighters or residents of the home were injured, but the fire caused $20,000 in damage. The outside and inside of the garage were damaged.

Hicks said the cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

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