Fire destroys Hoquiam garage, no injuries

A fire broke out in a detached garage on the 200 block of Eklund Avenue in Hoquiam Thursday morning, quickly destroying the garage and causing smoke damage in a related house and to the neighboring home. There were no injuries.

The Hoquiam Fire Department responded to the call at 6:19 Thursday morning and had the fire contained in about 12 minutes, but the garage was already a total loss. Damage to the garage and its contents was estimated at $20,000. There was no car inside.

Aberdeen firefighters assisted and sent a ladder truck to help contain the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.