Los Banos garage catches fire

Crews tackle blaze; no injuries reported

July 6, 2013 

LOS BANOS — No injuries were reported during a house fire Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of I Street in Los Banos.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to Fire Chief Chet Guintini.

The fire was reported at 6:30 p.m. after passers-by saw smoke coming from the garage and notified the occupants.

Firefighters responded and tracked the fire's point of origin to the south wall of the garage. The fire was contained within 10 minutes.

Guintini estimated the fire caused about $35,000 to $40,000 of damage to the home. A truck inside the garage also was damaged.

Nineteen firefighters responded to the scene.

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