Fire

Georgetown Fire Department crews quickly put out a fire on Fountain Avenue Saturday night. The fire, which started in a detached garage, is not considered suspicious. In addition to concerns about a vehicle in an attached lean-to, the hot temperatures and high humidity also were a concern to firefighters. Frequent water breaks were being taken as different members hosed down hot spots.

A quick response by the Georgetown Fire Department Saturday night to a fire at a Fountain Avenue contained the blaze to a detached garage and structures.

But the situation could have gotten much worse as a car was in one of the structures.

“The guys got there really quick,” said Revel Oliver II, battalion chief. “They were able to contain the fire to the building of origin.”

The homeowners looked out their back window and saw the flames around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Revel said. The fire is still under investigation, but they don’t suspect anything out of the ordinary, he said.

“It started in the detached garage, and had a lean-to structure next to it. We had the volume of response because of the vehicle in the structure and the possibility it had fuel in it,” Revel said.

Four trucks responded to the fire, and crews were on the scene for about two hours.

“It was fortunate the homeowners were home,” Revel said. “The back of the house was already getting hot when we arrived.”

Steve McClain can be reached at smcclain@news-graphic.com.

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