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Garage fire causes $19,000 damage in Batavia

BATAVIA – A Thursday morning fire caused $19,000 damage to a structure on Washington Avenue in Batavia, but there were no injuries, and damage was limited to a garage.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of the fire at 11:28 a.m., responding to a report of a fire in the rear of the structure, according to a news release issued by the Batavia Fire Department. Firefighters were able to advance 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 stated.

Battalion Chief Ed Jancauskas said the cause of the fire was under investigation and he couldn't release details about it. But he said there were no injuries. Residents were able to remain in the building.

"Everybody is fine," he said.

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

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