Two Cars Destroyed in Garage Fire

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    TK
    NBC 7 San Diego
    An aerial view of the garage fire in El Cajon Thursday evening.

    A garage containing two vehicles caught fire in El Cajon on Thursday evening, according to fire officials.

    The blaze began around 5:30 p.m. in the garage of a multi-story town home in the 1000 block of West Douglas Avenue and Magnolia Avenue.

    A Heartland Fire & Rescue engine was returning to their station from a call when they noticed heavy, black smoke coming from the garage.

    Additional crews were called for backup and within 10 minutes, firefighters had the blaze contained.

    According to Sonny Saghera of Heartland Fire & Rescue, the fire was confined to the garage and did not spread into the town home. The garage contained two cars and various other things, which were completely destroyed.

    Saghera said the second and third floors of the building sustained some smoke damage. There were four adults and two dogs inside the home when the fire broke out, but no injuries were reported.

    Fire investigators are now working to determine the cause of the blaze. Damages to the structure and contents inside the garage are estimated at $75,000, Saghera said.

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