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Suspicious fire causes $55,000 damage at South Buffalo garage

A suspicious fire in a two-story commercial garage at 198 Reading St. caused $40,000 damage to the building and $15,000 to its contents Friday night, Buffalo fire officials said.

The fire, which apparently started in rubbish outside the building, was declared under control about 9:24 p.m. Firemen prevented the fire from spreading to the house on the lot.

No injuries were reported.

Reading runs between Hopkins Street and South Park Avenue in South Buffalo.