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Car fire threatens garage in northwest Rochester

Firefighters responded early today to a car fire that threatened to ignite a garage in northwest Rochester.

The call came in about 3:15 a.m., when crews responded to the 4600 block of White Pine Drive Northwest. Occupants of the home told officials they awoke to a "popping" sound, said Larry Mueller, assistant fire marshal, and looked outside to see the car on fire.

By the time firefighters arrived, flames had spread to the siding of the garage, he said.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire before it caused significant damage to the structure; the car was a total loss. No damage estimate was available this morning.

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