Cause of garage fire under investigation

Cause of garage fire under investigation

CHAMPAIGN — A late-afternoon fire caused what firefighters called significant damage to a detached garage Thursday in Champaign.

According to a Champaign Fire Department report, firefighters were called to the garage at 1302 Sunset Drive at 6:15 p.m.

When the firefighters arrived, they saw a lot of heavy smoke coming from the garage.

The occupants of the nearby house were home at the time; they were not injured.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 6:32 p.m. and left the scene by 7 p.m.

While it was too early to have a dollar estimate to the damage, the report said most of the damage was in the interior of the garage.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Thursday night.

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