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.”
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