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Batavia garage fire causes $19,000 in damage

Firefighters battle a garage fire Thursday on Washington Avenue in Batavia.
Firefighters battle a garage fire Thursday on Washington Avenue in Batavia.

BATAVIA – A Thursday morning fire caused $19,000 damage to a garage on the 500 block of Washington Avenue in Batavia, but there were no injuries reported.

Firefighters arrived at 11:28 a.m. to a fire in the rear of the structure, according to a news release from the Batavia Fire Department.

Firefighters moved a hose line to the rear of the structure “to extinguish a lower-level garage that was well-involved,” the release said.

The fire caused $6,000 damage to the structure, $5,000 damage to the contents and $8,000 to a vehicle, the release said.

Battalion Chief Ed Jancauskas said the cause of the fire was under investigation and he couldn’t release details. Residents did not have to leave the building.

“Everybody is fine,” he said.

Drywall was cited as a key factor in containing the fire.

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