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Fire destroys Brownhelm Twp. garage

A garage at 8249 Gore Orphanage Road, Brownhelm Township, was destroyed in a fire called in at 3:10 p.m. Sunday.

Homeowner Dale Ohle said the garage was fully engulfed when he arrived home and pulled into his driveway.

Vermilion Fire Chief Chris Stempowski said there were no injuries.

Firefighters, assisted by units from Florence and Vermilion townships, arrived at 3:25 p.m. and contained the blaze in about 15 minutes. It was extinguished at 6:30 p.m. and caused about $50,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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