Neighbor and newspaper deliverer saw flames and called 911.
Authorities are investigating the cause of an early morning garage fire that caused an estimated $35,000 but caused no injuries. The fire at 202 S. 6th St. was reported simultaneously at 5:16 a.m. Friday by a neighbor and a newspaper deliverer, said interim St. Charles Fire Chief Joseph Schelstreet. Firefighters were on the scene four minutes later to find a two-car garage well-involved in fire, which also affected two vehicles in the driveway. Firefighters brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes, Schelstreet, although they stayed on the scene until after 7 a.m. as they performed overhaul and conducted the fire investigation.
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 …