Firefighters found flames showing from the second floor of a large garage in the 700 block of Hickory Road in unincorporated Woodstock Thursday morning. | Photo: WFRD

It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to get a fire under control after it caused serious damage to a large two-story garage near Woodstock Thursday morning.

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 8:05 a.m. Thursday to the 700 block of Hickory Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a report of a structure fire.

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said firefighters arrived on the scene within four minutes of the call.

They observed heavy flames showing from the roof of a two-story garage, which was detached from a residence.

 

Vucha said the fire quickly consumed the second floor and attic of the structure.

Firefighters found flames showing from the second floor of a large garage in the 700 block of Hickory Road in unincorporated Woodstock Thursday morning. | Photo: WFRD

Fire crews initially performed a defensive attack on the fire.

Fire department water tenders were used to shuttle water to the scene as the immediate area does not have fire hydrants, Vucha said.

Firefighters worked aggressively to save as much property as possible, Vucha said, adding that the fire was declared under control within 30 minutes.

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Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading to the adjacent home and no injuries were reported.

Vucha said fire crews remained on the scene for an additional two hours performing overhaul operations and investigation.

Firefighters found flames showing from the second floor of a large garage in the 700 block of Hickory Road in unincorporated Woodstock Thursday morning. | Photo: WFRD

The garage was primarily used for storage purposes and damage estimates are still being evaluated.

The building sustained moderate to serious fire damage along with smoke and water damage throughout.

A total of eight fire departments responded to Woodstock for the call. “We thank them all for their assistance,” Vucha said.

The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature but the cause remains under investigation by the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.