Ridgetown fire causes $175,000 in damages

A fire broke out Wednesday night at a garage in Ridegtown. Photo released by CKFES.

Fire officials say damages are pegged at $175,000 after a garage caught fire last night in Ridgetown.

Fire crews from Station 11 arrived on scene at around 11 p.m. to find flames showing from an attached garage on Main Street.

Firefighters quickly deployed multiple hand lines to attach the blaze and prevent spreading to the front of the residents. Crews were challenged by high winds fueling the fire until it was extinguished at 1:39 a.m.

A second photo released by CKFES.

The homeowner escaped without injury.

Fire officials say the cause in undetermined.

Chatham-Kent Fire reminds residents that smoke alarms save lives. “Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.”

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