Crews respond to garage fire early Monday

BROCTON — Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 8142 Route 380 near Brocton early Monday morning.

Arriving on the scene around 3 a.m., Brocton Fire Chief Phil Gerace said the garage was beyond repair, but his crew, along with Portland and Stockton fire departments, did a good job containing it so there was minimal damage to the nearby home.

“It was a total loss, but the fire only got the house a little. It was a good save there,” he said in a phone interview with the OBSERVER.

Westfield and Fredonia were on standby during the incident, and the County Emergency Services and Fire Investigation Team also responded.

Gerace said there were no injuries and the cause is still under investigation.

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