Garage fire causes $50,000 damage

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Gazette Staff
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
— Traffic was blocked late Wednesday night on Highway 51 near the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport as firefighters responded to a fire in a three-car garage.

Flames were above the ridgeline of the roof when Janesville Fire Department units arrived around 11 p.m. to 4327 S. Highway 51, according to a department report. Resident Gerald Thompson, who reported the fire, was trying to move a car, two pickup trucks and a camper when firefighters arrived, according to the report.

Damage to the garage, its contents and nearby vehicles is estimated at $50,000, according to the report. The nearby home was not damaged.

Turtle and Footville fire departments assisted. The scene was cleared at 1:35 this morning.

Last updated: 10:46 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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