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Fire destroys garage

No injuries but structure a total loss

ROCK FALLS – A garage in Rock Falls is a total loss after fire swept through the structure late Wednesday night.

Deputy Fire Chief Cris Bouwens said firefighters were called at 9:27 p.m. Wednesday to 711 Grace Ave. to battle a blaze in a detached garage.

“We found it heavily involved upon arrival, and it took about a half hour to get under control,” Bouwens said.

One occupant was home at the time but was not injured, and the home was not affected by the fire.

“The house was not damaged but was in close proximity to the garage,” Bouwens said. “The resident was alerted by a neighbor.”

Te owner of the home is listed as Peggy Weakly, but she was not the occupant home when the fire happened, he said.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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