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JANESVILLE

A fire caused “severe damage” Thursday night to a home on Lexington Drive, said Janesville Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Bomkamp.

The two-car garage at 1913 N. Lexington Drive was “pretty much lost,” Bomkamp said. The fire started in the garage and spread to the house, he said.

The fire was called in about 6:41 p.m. Thursday. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found fire coming out of the rear of the garage and through the front bay window, according to a fire department news release.

All occupants were out of the building when firefighters arrived. The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes, and no one was injured, according to the release.

The fire caused an estimated $80,000 in property damage with an additional $40,000 in damage to contents, according to the release.

The cause is still under investigation, Bomkamp said, although he noted there was a space heater in the garage.

The fire’s origin is not suspicious, he said.

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