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Fire destroys garage in Lorain

LORAIN — Fire destroyed a garage at 3450 Albany Ave. and damaged the empty home next to it Sunday.

The fire, called in around 8:15 p.m., was contained just before 9 p.m., according to Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls. The cause of the fire, which he said broke out in a car port attached to the garage, was under investigation Sunday night.

Burls said he didn’t have a damage estimate, but the fire, which burned the rear, north-side corner of the house, reduced its value by about 30 percent. The fire also caused minor damage to a garage at 3442 Albany Ave. The rental home is located between East 34th and East 35th streets.

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