Fire damages Northwest Rochester home
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.
The home to the south of the fire sustained minor damage to its siding.
The Rochester Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire.