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Multiple departments respond to garage fire

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MONROE CENTER (WREX) -

Five different fire departments teamed up to handle a structure fire in Monroe Center early Friday morning. 

Monroe Township Fire received a call just after 4 o'clock at the corner of Royster Road and Wendorf Road. 

Officials say the call came in from a train engineer who saw flames coming from a home near the railroad tracks.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw the flames coming from the back of the garage.

Monroe Fire said t took 5-10 minutes to put the fire out.

The damage is limited to the exterior of the garage and minor smoke damage inside the garage.

Total damage cost is estimated at $25,000.

Four people and two dogs were in the house and evacuated safely during the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation 

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