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Posted: 11:34 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
KTVU and Wires
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. —
A garage fire damaged three cars and a San Rafael home late Tuesday night, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 100 block of Surfwood Circle at about 11 p.m., fire Chief Christopher Gray said.
When crews arrived, they found a fire in the garage of the two-story home. The fire was spreading to the remainder of the house, Gray said.
Gray said crews were able to limit the damage of the fire and salvaged the home's furnishings and belongings.
The fire was quickly put out. Gray said the cause is still under investigation but may have been ignited by oily rags from a recently refinished wood deck.
The home sustained about $75,000 in structural damage and $125,000 of damage to contents due to three cars stored in the garage. Gray said the cars' damage was limited to the exterior.
All the residents in the home were evacuated before crews arrived. The American Red Cross is assisting them with housing.
No one was injured in the blaze, Gray said.
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