Batavia Garage Fire on Thanksgiving Ends in $19,000 Damages
A vehicle was also damaged in the blaze. Here are some photos from the scene.
Editor's note: This post was updated Thursday evening with more photos of the fire and the Batavia Fire Dept.'s work to extinguish it.
A fire on Thanksgiving Day damaged a garage and a vehicle on Batavia's east side, officials said.
The fire occurred on the 500 block of North Washington Avenue (Route 25). The Batavia Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire there at 11:27 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release.
The first unit on the scene reported a working fire to the rear of the home in a lower-level garage. The fire companies advanced a hose line to the rear of the structure to extinguish the blaze.
Additional fire companies checked for fire extension above the garage. They ventilated the area after the main body of fire was extinguished.
The fire was reported under control at 11:47 a.m.
There was an estimated total of $19,000 in damages from the fire. Here is a breakdown of the damages:
No one was injured during the fire, which was contained to the garage area. The residents were able to remain in the home after power and natural gas were restored by the proper authorities.
Drywall was a key factor in containing the fire to the area of origin.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
About the Crew
There were a total of 32 personnel at the scene. The first unit arrived at 11:28 a.m. Thursday and the last unit was cleared at 12:49 p.m., according to the press release.
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