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Lombard garage fire causes $200K damage

LOMBARD — A garage fire in west suburban Lombard on Tuesday night spread to the home and caused about $200,000 in damage, according to the Lombard Fire Department. Two people at home at the time were able to get out safely.

Firefighters found the garage on fire and the blaze spreading to the house, according to Battalion Chief Marty Coomes. Though the fire was controlled within 10 minutes, it caused about $200,000 in damage to the home and its contents.

Another battalion chief said because of smoke damage, he did not think the residents were immediately able to get back in. He described the fire damage to the home itself as “slight.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation Wednesday.

Lombard firefighters were assisted by personnel from York Center, Carol Stream and Addison.

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