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Fire damages Northwest Rochester home

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02-21 house fire2 rfd.jpg
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A Northwest Rochester home was damaged by a fire that started in the home's garage on Sunday.

Firefighters were called to the 400 block of 43rd Avenue Northwest by a passerbay at about 3:15 p.m. Upon arrival, the garage, a boat and a car were fully engulfed in flames. The garage roof was collapsing and the fire was moving into the house through the attic.

Firefighters used a special attic nozzle to limit the spread of the fire from the garage, and the fire was brought under control within 15 minutes and extinguished in 30 minutes, according to a fire department press release.

All occupants of the home escaped the fire.

Preliminary damage estimate for the car and boat is $20,000. Preliminary estimate of damage to the residence and contents exceeds $100,000.

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The home to the south of the fire sustained minor damage to its siding.

The Rochester Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire.

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