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The Suburbanite
  • Garage fire damages King Drive property in Green

  • The Green Fire Department responded to a small garage fire at 1527 King Dr. Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, according to fire officials.

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  • The Green Fire Department responded to a small garage fire at 1527 King Dr. Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, according to fire officials.
    Neighbors noticed the fire at approximately 12:50 p.m. and called 911, according to Lt. Chris Gent of the Green Fire Deprtment.
    "The cause is still under investigation, but three neighbors saw smoke and knew the homeowner had left, so they came over to check it out because they knew it was out of the ordinary," Gent said. "There was some light smoke and so they called 911."
    Along with firefighters from Green, the Greentown Fire Department responded to the scene with water and the Jackson Fire Department provided emergency medical response for the fire.
    No one was home at the time of the fire, according to Gent, but the homeowner was notified and returned home while the fire was still active. A horse that was housed in a small addition on the back of the garage was able to escape and could be seen roaming around in a small pasture next to the house as firefighters continued their work.
    The full extent of the damage is not yet known, Gent said, because many of the items in the garage were antique car parts whose exact value was not immediately known. Structural damage to the garage appeared to be minimal, Gent added, and the fire did not spread to the unattached home.
    As multiple fire trucks, sheriff's cruisers and other emergency vehicles lined the north side of the street, neighbors and family members gathered on the street and in the front yard as fire investigators examined the garage.
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