KINGSTON — No injuries were reported in a fire that destroyed a garage and camper Tuesday afternoon at 31729 Hillcrest Drive in Kingston.
Genoa-Kingston assistant fire chief Ryan Stoffregen said flames had spread throughout the garage when his firefighters arrived, so they called for help from Kirkland, Sycamore, Hampshire, DeKalb and Maple Park-Countryside fire departments. The camper, which belonged to Robert and Barbara Michiels, sits southeast of Route 72 and Glidden Road near Kingston.
"We had just the right amount of people to knock it down quickly – within about the first five minutes after we arrived," Stoffregen said.
Although the exterior siding of the nearby home was damaged from the heat of the garage fire, the fire did not spread to the home. Stoffregen said Barbara Michiels was the only one home when the fire started.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.