Fire that Destroyed 2 Cars in Watertown Garage Under Investigation

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A fire that erupted in the early hours of Friday morning and destroyed two cars at a Watertown home remains under investigation.

The fire occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13 in a detached garage at a home on Phillips Street, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.

“When officers arrived the two car garage was fully engulfed (in flames),” O’Connor said. “They were able to evacuate residents and there were no injuries.”

The garage had no doors on the front, and was made from metal. While the fire was contained to the garage, it burned very hot and completely melted a nearby vinyl fence and discolored siding on the house, O’Connor.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, O’Connor said.

“A representative from the State Fire Marshal’s office responded and investigated the cause of the fire,” O’Connor said.

Channel 7 interviewed neighbors who said they awoke when they heard a bang, and saw large flames coming out of the garage. See the report by clicking here.

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