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Antique cars, garage destroyed in Richmond fire

Photo provided by the Richmond Fire Department

Four vehicles, including three antique cars, and a garage were destroyed in a fire Saturday morning in Richmond.

The Richmond Fire Department and other departments were dispatched at 8:59 a.m. on Saturday to 10009 Main Street in Richmond for a report of a structure fire. When fire crews arrived they found a fully involved detached garage on fire behind a house.

It took crews 40 minutes to get the fire under control. No one was injured in the fire, which caused more than $200,000 in damage. Fire investigators haven’t released what the cause of the fire was but they believe it started at the rear of the garage and spread from there.

Photo by Dave Freeman.

Fire officials said that two fully restored Model T or Model A antique cars, another antique car and a new family car were destroyed in the blaze.

The incident is under investigation by the Richmond Fire Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters from Wonder Lake, Spring Grove, Hebron-Alden-Greenwood, McHenry, and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin were called to assist Richmond firefighters at the scene.


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