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Garage and RV destroyed after being engulfed in flames in Cary

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A detached garage and an RV were destroyed after a fire near Cary Tuesday morning, and two fire trucks were involved in a minor crash at the scene, officials said.

Firefighters were called at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday for a garage fire in the 28900 block of Rustic Court in unincorporated Cary. Responding firefighters saw a large smoke header coming from the area.

When firefighters arrived at 10:53 a.m., they found a two-car detached garage fully involved in flames. An RV was parked outside of the garage and also caught fire.

The fire was beginning to extend into a tool shed that was 10 feet behind the garage. Firefighters began extinguishing the fire and protected it from spreading.

The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. Officials said that the garage and RV, along with all items inside the garage, were completely destroyed by the fire. There were no vehicles inside the garage.

The shed near the garage only sustained heat damage. Firefighters remained on the scene for over an hour. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it does not appear to be suspicious, Cary Fire Lt. Michael Douglass said. No civilians or firefighters were injured; however, a Cary fire truck was involved in a minor crash at the scene, according to officials.

“A tool slide tray had been pulled out of the truck when the driver was asked to move the truck. The driver did not know the slide tray was out, began moving the truck and the slide tray struck another fire truck which caused minor damage to both trucks,” Lt. Douglass said.

The Cary Fire Protection was assisted at the scene by firefighters from Algonquin, Barrington city, Barrington-Countryside, Fox River Grove and Nunda Rural.


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